Removal of intravoxel dephasing artifact in gradient-echo images using a field-map based RF refocusing technique


Journal Article

A technique is proposed to compensate for the slice dephasing artifact and improve the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of gradient-echo images. This method is composed of two components: mapping of the internal gradient and design of the slice-selective radiofrequency (RF) pulse. The RF pulse is designed with its phase response as the negative of the product of a chosen echo time and the intravoxel internal gradient profile in a specified region of interest (ROI). The designed RF pulse can refocus the spin phases at a selected echo time and therefore effectively recover the signal loss due to both linear and nonlinear internal gradients. Principles, implementation, and application of the method are described in this note.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chen, NK; Wyrwicz, AM

Published Date

  • October 16, 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 42 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 807 - 812

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0740-3194

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/(SICI)1522-2594(199910)42:4<807::AID-MRM25>3.0.CO;2-8

Citation Source

  • Scopus