NMR Velocity-Selective Excitation Composites for Flow and Motion Imaging and Suppression of Static Tissue Signal

P. R. Moran, D. Saloner, B. M.W. Tsui

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We propose a technique aimed at increasing the sensitivity of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measurements to the signal from moving material. The technique is formulated within the framework of a velocity phase-encoding strategy. The salient new feature of the protocol is the application of an excitation pulse, following the conventional 90° excitation and bipolar phase gradient modulation pulses, which rotates the magnetization through -90°. The whole comprises a velocity-selective excitation composite which leaves only magnetization of moving material in the transverse plane.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-147
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE transactions on medical imaging
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1987


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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