Meeting Banner
Abstract #1322

Selective excitation using Multix and Active contouR Technique

Chennagiri Rajarao Padma1, Jayashree Ganguly2, Hemanth Thayyullathil2, Naveen Bajaj2, Yogesh Kannan Mariappan 2, and Sairam Geethanath1

1Medical Imaging Research Centre, Dayananda Sagar Institutions, Bangalore, India, 2Philips Innovation Campus, Bangalore, India

Selective excitation using Multix and Active contouR Technique (SMART) proposed here, is an optimization framework for the joint design of k-space trajectories and radio frequency pulses. The combination of active contour and the multix has been done for the first time which allows the use of arbitrary k-space trajectories. SMART has been prospectively implemented on two channel 3T Philips Ingenia system for different geometric shapes and organs to demonstrate arbitrary volume selective excitation and has shown improved excitation profile. Current and future work involves implementation on in-vivo studies.

This abstract and the presentation materials are available to members only; a login is required.

Join Here