Seung-Kyun Lee

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MRI is a powerful technique for clinical diagnosis and materials characterization. Images are acquired in a homogeneous static magnetic field much higher than the fields generated across the field of view by the spatially encoding field gradients. Without such a high field, the concomitant components of the field gradient dictated by Maxwell's equations(More)
Atomic magnetometers are emerging as an alternative to SQUID magnetometers for detection of biological magnetic fields. They have been used to measure both the magnetocardiography (MCG) and magnetoencephalography (MEG) signals. One of the virtues of the atomic magnetometers is their ability to operate as a multi-channel detector while using many common(More)
PURPOSE To demonstrate dynamic slice-dependent shim update as a simple method to reduce susceptibility-induced B0 inhomogeneity and associated pixel shift artifacts in diffusion-weighted echo planar imaging (DW-EPI) in 3 T breast imaging. METHODS Dynamic slice-dependent update of linear shim and center frequency was implemented in a dual-echo B0 mapping(More)
A comparative study is presented, analyzing quantitatively the impact of 15 shim strategies on the homogeneity of the main magnetic field over the three-dimensional breast region in 3T MRI. The results obtained in 12 female volunteers, spanning a wide range of body and breast types, indicate that the inclusion of the back and heart in the shim region of(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the effects on echo planar imaging (EPI) distortion of using high gradient slew rates (SR) of up to 700 T/m/s for in vivo human brain imaging, with a dedicated, head-only gradient coil. MATERIALS AND METHODS Simulation studies were first performed to determine the expected echo spacing and distortion reduction in EPI. A head(More)
In magnetic resonance imaging-based electrical properties tomography (MREPT), tissue electrical properties (EPs) are derived from the spatial variation of the transmit RF field (B1(+)). Here we derive theoretically the relationship between the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of the electrical properties obtained by MREPT and the SNR of the input B1(+) data,(More)
The capability of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to produce spatially resolved estimation of tissue electrical properties (EPs) in vivo has been a subject of much recent interest. In this work we introduce a method to map tissue EPs from low-flip-angle, zero-echo-time (ZTE) imaging. It is based on a new theoretical formalism that allows calculation of EPs(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate intersubject variability of susceptibility-induced static field inhomogeneity in breast and to assess effectiveness of whole-body high-order shimming applied to bilateral breast. MATERIALS AND METHODS A fast, computationally efficient method to calculate susceptibility-induced static field from anatomical images was developed. The(More)
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