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Abstract #4767

An Advanced Optimization Strategy for Joint Estimation of Object and B0

Franz Patzig1, Bertram Wilm1, Kasper Lars1, Maria Engel1, and Klaas Pruessmann1

1University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

A major problem of single-shot acquisition techniques are distortions due to local offsets of the static magnetic B0 field. To avoid relying on separately acquired field maps, the object and the B0 map can be jointly estimated, which usually involves updating object and B0 map in an alternating fashion. A new optimization strategy to solve the non-convex B0 sub-problem is suggested. The number of unknowns is significantly reduced by modelling the B0 maps by a smaller basis and a modified version of the simulated annealing algorithm is implemented to better handle the non-convexity. First in-vivo results are presented.

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