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PURPOSE To substantially improve spatial localization in magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (MRSI) accelerated by parallel imaging. This is important in order to make MRSI more reliable as a tool for clinical applications. METHODS The sensitivity encoding acceleration technique with spatial overdiscretization is applied for the reconstruction of(More)
PURPOSE To improve B0 shimming for applications in high- and ultrahigh-field magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance spectroscopy. METHODS An existing image-based constrained B0 shimming algorithm was enhanced using two techniques: (1) A region of less interest was introduced to control B0 field inhomogeneities in the vicinity of the region of(More)
PURPOSE To calibrate a pre-emphasis to sufficiently compensate eddy currents for application of dynamic shim updating to fMRI without extension of scan times. METHODS Eddy current effects induced into all shim terms up to third-order were characterized by spatiotemporal field monitoring, using a third-order field camera. Pre-emphasis settings were derived(More)
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