Motion-insensitive determination of B1+ amplitudes based on the bloch-siegert shift in single voxels of moving organs including the human heart.

Dokumaci, Ayse Sila; Pouymayou, Bertrand; Kreis, Roland; Boesch, Christoph Hans (2015). Motion-insensitive determination of B1+ amplitudes based on the bloch-siegert shift in single voxels of moving organs including the human heart. Magnetic resonance in medicine, 75(5), pp. 1867-1874. Wiley-Liss 10.1002/mrm.25763

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PURPOSE To reliably determine the amplitude of the transmit radiofrequency ( B1+) field in moving organs like the liver and heart, where most current techniques are usually not feasible. METHODS B1+ field measurement based on the Bloch-Siegert shift induced by a pair of Fermi pulses in a double-triggered modified Point RESolved Spectroscopy (PRESS) sequence with motion-compensated crusher gradients has been developed. Performance of the sequence was tested in moving phantoms and in muscle, liver, and heart of six healthy volunteers each, using different arrangements of transmit/receive coils. RESULTS B1+ determination in a moving phantom was almost independent of type and amplitude of the motion and agreed well with theory. In vivo, repeated measurements led to very small coefficients of variance (CV) if the amplitude of the Fermi pulse was chosen above an appropriate level (CV in muscle 0.6%, liver 1.6%, heart 2.3% with moderate amplitude of the Fermi pulses and 1.2% with stronger Fermi pulses). CONCLUSION The proposed sequence shows a very robust determination of B1+ in a single voxel even under challenging conditions (transmission with a surface coil or measurements in the heart without breath-hold). Magn Reson Med, 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine (DRNN) > Institute of Diagnostic, Interventional and Paediatric Radiology > DCR Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Methodology (AMSM)

Graduate School:

Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences (GCB)

UniBE Contributor:

Dokumaci, Ayse Sila; Pouymayou, Bertrand; Kreis, Roland and Boesch, Christoph Hans

ISSN:

0740-3194

Publisher:

Wiley-Liss

Language:

English

Submitter:

Christoph Hans Boesch

Date Deposited:

13 Apr 2016 11:48

Last Modified:

08 Sep 2017 13:35

Publisher DOI:

10.1002/mrm.25763

PubMed ID:

26185908

Uncontrolled Keywords:

B1+ determination, Bloch-Siegert shift, PRESS, moving organs, radiofrequency fields, single voxel

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.80126

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/80126

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