Preparatory Modules: Saturation Techniques

  • Michael L. Lipton


As mentioned in Chapter 8, the basic pulse sequence requires both an excitation module and a readout module. These pulse sequences can be modified, however, by adding preparatory modules (appetizers in the “pulse sequence menu” of Fig. 8-2). These preparatory modules are essentially different types of saturation techniques. In Chapter 8, we introduced the idea of saturation as a consequence of applying multiple RF pulses. In this chapter, we will apply additional RF pulses to deliberately cause specialized types of saturation in an effort to modulate image contrast in unique ways.


Pulse Sequence Inversion Recovery Null Point Precessional Frequency Saturation Technique 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael L. Lipton
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  1. 1.Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical CenterBronxUSA
  2. 2.The Center for Advanced Brain ImagingThe Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric ResearchOrangeburgUSA

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