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Abstract #0636

Four-Dimensional Spectral-Spatial Pulse for Fat Saturation with Parallel Excitation: Preliminary Results on 3T Scanners

SUMMA25Feng Zhao1, Jon-Fredrik Nielsen1, Douglas C. Noll1

1Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Fat saturation techniques that use spectrally selective pulses suffer from inaccurate excitation due to inhomogeneous B0 or B1 maps. To solve this problem, wee propose a 4D spectral-spatial pulse with parallel excitation, which is demonstrated by preliminary 3T data.