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Abstract #0367

Hybrid Excitation and Bloch-Siegert Encoding Pulses for Short-TE 3D |B1+| Mapping

Marcin Jankiewicz1, William A. Grissom2

1MRC/UCT Medical Imaging Research Unit, Department of Human Biology, University of Cape Town, Observatory, Western Cape, South Africa; 2Department of Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, United States

We introduce a new hybrid excitation and off-resonance B1+-encoding pulse that enables Bloch-Siegert B1+ mapping with a much shorter TE, enabling mapping of short-T2 species.