Use of fast spin echo for phase shift magnetic resonance thermometry.

@article{Vogel2003UseOF,
  title={Use of fast spin echo for phase shift magnetic resonance thermometry.},
  author={M. W. Vogel and Peter M. T. Pattynama and Franck L Lethimonnier and Patrick Le Roux},
  journal={Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI},
  year={2003},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={507-12}
}
PURPOSE To propose a modified fast spin echo (FSE) magnetic resonance imaging sequence for MR thermometry, employing the proton resonance frequency (PRF) shift by means of MR phase maps. Despite their obvious advantages of speed and high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), FSE sequences have not until now been used for this purpose due to the restraints imposed by the Carr-Purcell-Meiboom-Gill (CPMG) conditions. MATERIALS AND METHODS The new FSE combines a new phase modulation scheme that maintains… CONTINUE READING