RF slice profile effects in magnetic resonance fingerprinting

Taehwa Hong, Dongyeob Han, Min Oh Kim, Dong Hyun Kim

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The radio frequency (RF) slice profile effects on T1 and T2 estimation in magnetic resonance fingerprinting (MRF) are investigated with respect to time-bandwidth product (TBW), flip angle (FA) level and field inhomogeneities. Signal evolutions are generated incorporating the non-ideal slice selective excitation process using Bloch simulation and matched to the original dictionary with and without the non-ideal slice profile taken into account. For validation, phantom and in vivo experiments are performed at 3T. Both simulations and experiments results show that T1 and T2 error from non-ideal slice profile increases with increasing FA level, off-resonance, and low TBW values. Therefore, RF slice profile effects should be compensated for accurate determination of the MR parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-79
Number of pages7
JournalMagnetic Resonance Imaging
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Sept

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© 2017 Elsevier Inc.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biophysics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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