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Abstract #2657

Harmonic Phase Subtraction Methods Are Prone to B1 Background Components

Ferdinand Schweser1,2, Marie Atterbury1,3, Andreas Deistung1, Berengar Wendel Lehr1, Karsten Sommer1,4, Jrgen R. Reichenbach1

1Medical Physics Group, Dept. of Diagnostic & Interventional Radiology 1, Jena University Hospital, Jena, Germany; 2School of Medicine, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Jena, Germany; 3Dept. of Physics, Brown University, Providence, RI, Germany; 4School of Physics & Astronomy, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Jena, Germany

In this contribution we investigate the effect of the B1 radio frequency (RF) signal induced phase offset on the results of two recently presented preprocessing methods for GRE phase data, namely SHARP and PDF. Furthermore, it is shown that these methods are mathematically equivalent.