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Simultaneous Multi-Slice Excitation in Spatially Encoded NMR Experiments

Authors

  • Laura Castañar,

    1. Servei Ressonància Magnètica Nuclear and Departament de Química, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona (Spain)
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  • Dr. Pau Nolis,

    1. Servei Ressonància Magnètica Nuclear and Departament de Química, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona (Spain)
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  • Prof. Albert Virgili,

    1. Servei Ressonància Magnètica Nuclear and Departament de Química, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona (Spain)
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  • Dr. Teodor Parella

    Corresponding author
    1. Servei Ressonància Magnètica Nuclear and Departament de Química, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona (Spain)
    • Servei Ressonància Magnètica Nuclear and Departament de Química, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona (Spain)

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Abstract

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Improved sensitivity: A novel strategy to enhance the experimental sensitivity in spatially encoded NMR experiments has been developed. The use of a multiple-frequency modulated pulse applied simultaneously to an encoding gradient can afford a substantial sensitivity gain with respect to single-slice selected experiments (see figure).

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