André Briguet

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The stimulated-echo acquisition mode-Burst sequence is a single-shot, multi-slice imaging technique that does not involve rapid gradient switching. A Burst excitation pulse train is followed by a 90 degrees hard pulse and, after a mixing time, by a 90 degrees slice-selective pulse. A read gradient refocuses a set of stimulated echoes, which can be(More)
BACKGROUND Present developments in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) imaging techniques strive for improved spatial and temporal resolution performances. However, trying to achieve the shortest gradient rising time with high intensity gradients has its drawbacks: It generates high amplitude noises that get superimposed on the simultaneously recorded(More)
Mouse cardiac MR gating using ECG is affected by the hostile MR environment. It requires appropriate signal processing and correct QRS detection, but gating software methods are currently limited. In this study we sought to demonstrate the feasibility of digital real-time automatically updated gating methods, based on optimizing a signal-processing(More)
This paper analyzes the effects of intra-scan motion and demonstrates the possibility of correcting them directly in k-space with a new automatic retrospective method. The method is presented for series of 2D acquisitions with Cartesian sampling. Using a reference k-space acquisition (corrected for translations) within the series, intra-scan motion(More)
Effects of chloramphenicol (antibiotic inhibiting complex-1 of respiratory chain) and thioamphenicol (TAP, a structural analog of CAP inactive on complex-1) were examined on cerebral energy metabolites and sleep-wake cycle architecture in rat. In the first group, animals were chronically equipped with a cranial surface resonator and (31)P spectroscopic(More)
Atherosclerosis initially develops predominantly at the aortic root and carotid origin, where effective visualization in mice requires efficient cardiac and respiratory gating. The present study sought to first compare the high-resolution MRI gating performance of two digital gating strategies using: 1) separate cardiac and respiratory signals(More)
In magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy, knowledge of the magnetic field gradient behavior is very important. This work describes a simple way to characterize the temporal and spatial dependence of the main magnetic field when a gradient is switched. Records are performed with a home-built magnetometer. This device is controlled by a personal(More)
New, rapid two- and three-dimensional imaging sequences based on steady-state gradient echoes and projection-reconstruction (PR) techniques are proposed. Quantitative studies show that fast PR sequences and classical, fast gradient-echo Fourier transform sequences lead to identical contrasts. In order to minimize inhomogeneity effects, a particular focus(More)
It is shown that the modified stimulated echo sequence, [theta](+/- x +/- y)-t1-[theta](+ x)-t2/2-[2 theta](+ x)-t2/2- [theta](+ x)-t1-Acq(+/- x +/- y), denoted as MSTE[2 theta]x according to the exciter phase of the 2 theta pulse, is able to perform proton spectral editing without difference spectra. On the other hand, this sequence appears to be suitable(More)