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Abstract #2529

Amide Proton Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer at 9.4 T with Optimized RF Transmit Field Through B1 Shimming

Christian C. Mirkes1, 2, Jens Hoffmann1, Gunamony Shajan1, Rolf Pohmann1, Klaus Scheffler1, 2

1High-Field MR Center, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tbingen, Germany; 2Department for Biomedical Magnetic Resonance, University of Tbingen, Tbingen, Germany

Amide proton transfer imaging is very promising at ultra-high field due to the large spectral separation. Here we show that quantification of the chemical exchange saturation effect can be facilitated by homogenizing the transmit field through B1 shimming.