The DUFIS sequence can make ultra-fast images (approximately 10 ms) without the use of rapidly switched gradients. The RF excitation sequence is spatially selective so that only a small fraction of the magnetization in each imaging pixel is used which produces a poor imaging signal to noise ratio (SNR). We have developed several alternative RF sequences… (More)
Alternate expressions for the current density on the shielding surface of a gradient coil are derived for cylindrical, planar, and hyperbolic gradient coils. For the planar and hyperbolic geometries, these expressions allow more rapid high-precision calculations of current densities than the conventional solution.