Walter R. T. Witschey1, Silvia Mangia2, Shalom Michaeli2, Michael Garwood2, Ravinder Reddy3, Jrgen Hennig1, Maxim Zaitsev1
1Medical Physics, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg i. Breisgau, Baden Wrttemburg, Germany; 2CMRR, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, United States; 3CMROI, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, United States
It's all radiofrequency, all the time. This educational e-poster explores some of the similarities between conventional continuous wave spin lock and balanced steady-state free precession sequence. By comparing the transient and steady-states of the two techniques, further insight is gained into the physical origins of the endogenous contrast generated by RF pulses.