Spatially varying fat-water excitation using short 2DRF pulses.

Citation:

Yuan J, Madore B, Panych LP. Spatially varying fat-water excitation using short 2DRF pulses. Magn Reson Med. 2010;63 (4) :1092-7. Copy at http://www.tinyurl.com/y566m7z9

Date Published:

2010 Apr

Abstract:

Conventional spatial-spectral radiofrequency pulses excite the water or the fat spins in a whole slice or slab. While such pulses prove useful in a number of applications, their applicability is severely limited in sequences with short pulse repetition time due to the relatively long duration of the pulses. In the present work, we demonstrate that, by manipulating the parameters of a two-dimensional spartially-selective (2DRF) pulse designed to excite a two-dimensional spatial profile, the chemical-shift sensitivity of the pulse can be exploited to obtain potentially useful spatially varying fat-water excitation patterns.