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Abstract #0521

Fast multi-slice B1 and B0 mapping (B01TIAMO) for 32-channel pTx body MRI at 7 Tesla

Sascha Brunheim1,2, Sören Johst1, Stephan Orzada1, Jose P Marques3, Marcel Gratz1,2, Mark E Ladd1,4, and Harald H Quick1,2

1Erwin L. Hahn Institute for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, University Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany, 2High Field and Hybrid MR Imaging, University Hospital Essen, Essen, Germany, 3Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, Netherlands, 4Medical Physics in Radiology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany

The aim of this work was to improve the recently developed B1TIAMO method at ultra-high magnetic field for a 32-channel body transceiver array by providing complete information about both the B0 and B1+ distribution within the human abdomen without movement artifacts by breathing. Therefore, a fast multi-slice version including two-echo B0 maps with time interleaved acquisition of modes (B01TIAMO) was introduced. Furthermore, B1+ phase calculation was improved by geometric-decomposition coil compression, resulting in accurate single-channel B1+ and B0 maps for three different slices within only 21s versus the 42s step-by-step measurement for a single slice with normal B1TIAMO.

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