Universal Pulses for MRI at 9.4 Tesla: a Feasibility Study

C. Wiggins*, B. Poser, F. Mauconduit, N. Boulant, V. Gras

*Corresponding author for this work

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) at higher magnetic fields (above 7 Tesla) suffers from radiofrequency field inhomogeneities that result in non-uniform transmission fields. The use of parallel transmission - transmitting on several antennas simultaneously, but with different waveforms can address this problem, but usually at a considerable cost due to the need to calibrate the RF pulses used on a per-subject basis. A recently developed concept - Universal Pulses, which have been calculated across a set of subjects - has been shown to produce uniform images with minimal setup times at 7 Tesla. Here we perform a feasibility study to see if the same approach is likely to bring benefits at 9.4 Tesla.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
Event2019 International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications - Granada, Spain
Duration: 9 Sept 201913 Sept 2019


Conference2019 International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications
Abbreviated titleICEAA 2019


  • array
  • homogeneity
  • mri
  • parallel transmission
  • rf
  • RF
  • MRI

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