A three‐dimensional spin‐echo or inversion pulse

John M. Pauly, Bob S. Hu, Samuel J. Wang, Dwight G. Nishimura, Albert Macovski

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In theory, multidimensional pulses can be designed to be selective in any number of dimensions. In practice, available gradient power has enforced a limit to two dimensions. We show here that three‐dimensional π pulses are feasible on commercial imaging machines provided that the range of offresonance frequencies are limited.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-6
Number of pages5
JournalMagnetic Resonance in Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1993
Externally publishedYes


  • RF pulse design
  • Shinnar‐Le Roux algorithm
  • angiography
  • multidimensional pulses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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