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Abstract #0833

Dynamic B0 Shimming for Multi-Slice Metabolite Mapping at Ultra-High Field in the Human Brain: Very High Order Spherical Harmonics vs. Multi-Coil

Paul Chang1,2, Sahar Nassirpour1,2, Ali Aghaeifar1, Klaus Scheffler1,3, and Anke Henning1,4

1Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tuebingen, Germany, 2IMPRS for Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience, Eberhard-Karls University of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany, 3Department of Biomedical Magnetic Resonance, Eberhard-Karls University of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany, 4Department of Physics, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany

In this work, we evaluated the performance of two B0 shimming approaches (i.e. a very high order spherical harmonic shim system versus a multi-coil shim setup), for dynamic shimming in the context of high resolution and multi-slice metabolite mapping of the human brain at 9.4T.

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