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Cross-encoded magnetic resonance imaging in inhomogeneous fields.

Département de Chimie, associé au CNRS, Ecole Normale Supérieure, 24 rue Lhomond, 75231 Paris Cedex 05, France.
Journal of Magnetic Resonance (Impact Factor: 2.3). 09/2009; 201(2):199-204. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmr.2009.09.008
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ABSTRACT In magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), it is possible to cancel the effects of severe inhomogeneities of the magnetic field even if the field profile is unknown. The new 'cross-encoded' method is based on adiabatic frequency-modulated pulses combined with two orthogonal gradients that are applied simultaneously during encoding and decoding. Undistorted two- and three-dimensional images can be obtained in inhomogeneous fields where the breadth of the water resonance extends over several kHz.

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