MR imaging of extremely fast-relaxing spins is currently a topic of much interest due to recent technical innovations and groundbreaking studies demonstrating its utility in biomedical research applications. From a technical perspective, this article examines the different classes of pulse sequences currently available to image spins with ultra-short transverse relaxation times (T2 and T2), with particular attention focused on the newest member of the class, sweep imaging with Fourier transformation (SWIFT).
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Magnetic Resonance|
|State||Published - Apr 2013|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The author is exceedingly grateful to the many outstanding students, post-docs, and faculty colleagues who have contributed enormously to the development of SWIFT. This research was supported by NIH Grants P41 RR008079 and P41 EB015894.
- Frequency modulation
- Radial MRI
- Ultra-short T