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The Human Connectome Project (HCP) relies primarily on three complementary magnetic resonance (MR) methods. These are: 1) resting state functional MR imaging (rfMRI) which uses correlations in the temporal fluctuations in an fMRI time series to deduce 'functional connectivity'; 2) diffusion imaging (dMRI), which provides the input for tractography(More)
PURPOSE Higher signal to noise ratio (SNR) and improved contrast have been demonstrated at ultra-high magnetic fields (≥7 Tesla [T]) in multiple targets, often with multi-channel transmit methods to address the deleterious impact on tissue contrast due to spatial variations in B1 (+) profiles. When imaging the heart at 7T, however, respiratory and cardiac(More)
A new method is presented for rapid and accurate large volumetric radiofrequency (RF) field (B(1) (+)) mapping. This method is a modification of the double-angle method (DAM), which accelerates imaging speed and applies 3D acquisition to improve B(1) (+) measurement accuracy. It reduces repetition time and scan time by introducing a catalyzation RF pulse(More)
The performance of multichannel transmit coil layouts and parallel transmission (pTx) RF pulse design was evaluated with respect to transmit B1 (B1 (+)) homogeneity and specific absorption rate (SAR) at 3 T for a whole body coil. Five specific coils were modeled and compared: a 32-rung birdcage body coil (driven either in a fixed quadrature mode or a(More)
Target audience: Researchers and clinicians interested in 3 dimensional dynamic MRI (3D-DMRI) of lung. The presented methods of blind compressed sensing and 3D radial imaging are also of interest to researchers involved in image reconstruction. Purpose/Introduction: 3-D dynamic MRI of the lung is a promising tool to assess lung function and mechanics.(More)
Multi-band echo planar imaging (MB-EPI), a new approach to increase data acquisition efficiency and/or temporal resolution, has the potential to overcome critical limitations of standard acquisition strategies for obtaining high-resolution whole brain perfusion imaging using arterial spin labeling (ASL). However, the use of MB also introduces confounding(More)
Transcatheter intraarterial perfusion (TRIP)-MRI is an intraprocedural technique to iteratively monitor liver tumor perfusion changes during transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) and chemoembolization (TACE). However, previous TRIP-MRI approaches using two-dimensional (2D) T(1)-weighted saturation-recovery gradient-recalled echo (GRE) sequences provided(More)
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