ESMRMB - Simultaneous multi-slice/multiband imaging

Ort: Maastricht UniversityNetherlands
Datum: 09.04.2018-11.04.2018
The course on Simultaneous multi-slice/multiband imaging will provide participants with a solid grounding in one of themost exciting developments of recent years. Simultaneous multi-slice/multiband imaging provides the ability to vastlyaccelerate data acquisition by the simultaneous acquisition of multiple slices. The course will cover the basic concepts ofsimultaneous multi-slice excitation, refocusing and inversion for conventional and adiabatic radio frequency pulses. It willshow how the application of these pulses can be limited by both peak RF-voltage and power deposition, and describestrategies for circumventing both of these limitations. Different methods of data reconstruction will be described, in particular in conjunction with the use of (blipped) CAIPIRINHA sampling. The limitations of combined simultaneous multi-slice imaging and in-plane acceleration will be presented. Finally, examples of current and potential future applications will be examined, including the extension of SMS RF pulse design to parallel transmission.http://esmrmb.org/cms/website.php?id=/en/lectures_on_mr/courses_2018.htm