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Contrast from rotating frame relaxation by adiabatic pulses

United States Patent

October 9, 2007
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This document discusses, among other things, a system and method for modulating transverse and longitudinal relaxation time contrast in a rotating frame based on a train of radio frequency pulses.
Michaeli; Shalom (St. Paul, MN), Garwood; Michael G. (Medina, MN), Ugurbil; Kamil (Minneapolis, MN), Sorce; Dennis J. (Cockeysville, MD)
Regents of the University of Minnesota (St. Paul, MN)
11/ 244,815
October 6, 2005
GOVERNMENT INTEREST This work was supported by NIH grants CA92004, RR08079, NS 40801, EB 00422, the Keck Foundation, the MIND Institute, the National Foundation for Functional Brain Imaging and the US Department of Energy. The United States government has certain rights in the technology disclosed herein.