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Abstract #1127

On the Point of Gradient Moment Expansion for Multi-Spoke RF Pulses

Simon Schmidt1, Sebastian Flassbeck1, Mark E. Ladd1, and Sebastian Schmitter1,2

1Medical Physics in Radiology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany, 2Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Braunschweig and Berlin, Germany

In this work we investigated the influence of the point of gradient moment expansion (texp) for multi-spoke RF pulses. The results demonstrate that texp=tISO is ideal if no flow in the RO direction is present, but severe displacement artifacts occur if this is the case. texp=TE induces shifts that are directed along the vessel orientation and are independent of the encoding orientation. The presented techniques are the basis for correct velocity quantification with controlled displacement for multi-spoke RF pulses allowing in-plane B1+ homogenization using parallel transmission at UHF.

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