Andrzej Jesmanowicz1, Shi-Jiang Li1, James S. Hyde1
Complex-valued tailored pulses have been used in an EPI sequence to excite two or more slices in human brain using a whole-brain transmit coil. One or more members of a receive-coil array have been used to acquire multi-channel image data. Complex-valued coil profiles have been used to recover slices, and parallel image formation has been demonstrated. Acceleration by a factor of 4 has been achieved with an eight-channel head coil.