On the perfomance of RARE , TRAPS and bSSFP in imaging of hyperpolarized compounds

Introduction Imaging of hyperpolarized nuclei such as DNP-polarized C puts unique requirements on the pulse sequence, primarily because of the decay of the magnetization from the hyperpolarized state to thermal equilibrium; the latter is for C as a low-sensitivity nucleus practically equal to zero. Consequently, the sequence needs to make use of this signal… (More)