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Abstract #4153

Reducing Central Brightening and Increasing Penetration Depth with Single-Channel Transmit Systems at 7 Tesla Using a TIAMO-Like Method

Stephan Orzada1, 2, Sren Johst1, 2, Andreas K. Bitz1, 2, Oliver Kraff1, 2, Mark E. Ladd1, 2, Stefan Maderwald1

1Erwin L. Hahn Institute for MRI, Essen, NRW, Germany; 2Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology, University Hospital Essen, Essen, NRW, Germany

At field strengths of 7 Tesla and above, severe B1 inhomogeneities cause problems due to non-uniform contrast and SNR distributions. Most methods proposed to mitigate these problems rely on multi-channel transmit systems.