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Abstract #0015

Shear Wave Imaging by Using B1 Gradients

Esra Turk1, 2, Yusuf Ziya Ider1, Arif Sanli Ergun3, Taner Demir2, Ergin Atalar1, 2

1Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey; 2National Magnetic Resonance Research Center (UMRAM), Ankara, Turkey; 3Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, TOBB-University of Economics and Technology, Ankara, Turkey

In this study, the feasibility of using B1 gradients in detecting the shear properties of tissues at kilohertz range frequencies is shown. With this method, shear waves on stiff and small tissues can be detected with high resolution without frequency limitation faced up with in methods using B0 gradient coils due to the slow gradient switching times.