Single-shot frequency offset measurement with HASTE using the selective parity approach

Irina de Alba Alvarez, Aidin Arbabi, Vitaliy Khlebnikov, José P. Marques, David G. Norris*

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Measurements of frequency offset are commonly required in MRI. The standard method measures the signal phase as a function of evolution time. Here we use a single shot turbo-spin-echo acquisition method to measure frequency offset at a single evolution time. After excitation the transverse magnetisation evolves during the evolution time, and is then repeatedly refocused. The phase is conjugated between alternate echoes. Using partial parallel acquisition techniques we obtain separate odd- and even- echo images. An iterative procedure ensures self-consistency between them. The difference in phase between the two images yields frequency offset maps. The technique was implemented at 3 Tesla and tested on a healthy human volunteer for a range of evolution times between 6 and 42 ms. A standard method using a similar readout train and multiple evolution times was used as a gold-standard measure. In a statistical comparison with the gold standard no evidence for bias or offset was found. There was no systematic variation in precision or accuracy as a function of evolution time. We conclude that the presented approach represents a viable method for the rapid generation of frequency offset maps with a high image quality and minimal distortion.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9949
JournalScientific reports
Issue number1
Early online date30 Apr 2024
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print/First online - 30 Apr 2024


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