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Abstract #0333

Transmit / Receive Single Echo Imaging

Ke Feng1, Mary P. McDougall2, Steven M. Wright1,2

1Electrical & Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA; 2Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA

Single Echo Acquisition uses only one echo for an image and is thus capable of high speed imaging. Because the voxel size is the same as the coil size, a phase compensation gradient is necessary. However, this compensation gradient must be the same as coil direction. Because of this requirement, current configuration is limited to planar array. When a single coil is used for both transmitting and receiving (TR mode), phase imparted during transmitting is refocused during receiving, thus eliminating the need for phase compensation gradient. Preliminary results shows single shot curved slice excitation and receiving are shown.