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Abstract #0236

Fast 2D B1 Mapping by K-Space Processing of Tagging Patterns

Wayne R. Dannels1, Andrew J. Wheaton1

1Toshiba Medical Research Institute, Mayfield Village, OH, United States

Measuring B1 transmit fields in vivo has importance in areas such as high field imaging, parallel transmission design, and quantitative imaging. A new method of acquisition and data analysis is presented for generating 2D B1 maps in vivo in as little as one TR. In this method saturation tag lines are applied before rapid imaging, tag lines are separated from the underlying image with k-space processing, and RF angles are computed from the tagging efficiency ratio.