Kaveh Vahedipour1, N. Jon Shah1, 2, Tony Jon Stcker1
1Institue of Neuroscience and Medicine - 4, Forschungszentrum Jlich, Jlich, Germany; 2JARA - Faculty of Medicine, RWTH Aachen University, JARA, Aachen, Germany
This abstract demonstrates that the spatio-temporal symmetries fundamental to the Bloch equation and the principle of reciprocity allow one to utilise MR signal acquisition or simulation for small tip-angle pulse design. Furthermore, it is demonstrated how the method is intrinsically capable of parallel transmit as well as how mitigation of static and high frequency field inhomogeneities is intuitively performed. The system-encoding matrix is never considered in theory or algorithmically. A theoretical derivation is formulated and proven in principle. It is further demonstrated that the MRI experiment can be used directly as an analogue computer for small tip-angle pulses.