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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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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