Methods of performing a magnetic resonance analysis of a biological object are disclosed that include placing the object in a main magnetic field (that has a static field direction) and in a radio frequency field; rotating the object at a frequency of less than about 100 Hz around an axis positioned at an angle of about 54.degree.44' relative to the main magnetic static field direction; pulsing the radio frequency to provide a sequence that includes a phase-corrected magic angle turning pulse segment; and collecting data generated by the pulsed radio frequency. In particular embodiments the method includes pulsing the radio frequency to provide at least two of a spatially selective read pulse, a spatially selective phase pulse, and a spatially selective storage pulse. Further disclosed methods provide pulse sequences that provide extended imaging capabilities, such as chemical shift imaging or multiple-voxel data acquisition.
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT
This invention was made with United States Government support under Contract DE-AC0676RLO1830 and Grant 22342 KP-14-02-01 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy, by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering under Grant 5 R21 EB003293, and by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) and Individual Research and Development (IR&D). The United States Government has certain rights in the invention.