Introduction to SWIFT (sweep imaging with fourier transformation) for magnetic resonance imaging of materials

Curt Corum, Djaudat Idiyatullin, Steen Moeller, Jang Yeon Park, Michael Garwood

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A novel, fast, and quiet method of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), called SWIFT (sweep imaging with Fourier transformation) has recently been introduced. In addition to SWIFT'S potential for in-vivo MRI, it creates new opportunities for MRI of materials. SWIFT currently operates in 3d radial acquisition mode. A series of segmented hyperbolic secant excitation pulses is accompanied by acquisition in the gaps. After correlation with the pulse, each excitation results in a free induction decay (FID). The spectrum corresponding to the FID is a projection. There is very little "dead time" between excitation and acquisition, making SWIFT useful for imaging of short T2 materials, but in total imaging times comparable to fast gradient echo sequences. We anticipate great interest in this new MRI sequence in the materials MRI community and look forward to exploring SWIFT'S advantages and potential relative to existing short T2 imaging techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMagnetic Resonance in Material Science
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event2006 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 27 2006Dec 1 2006

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Other2006 MRS Fall Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA


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