Patent Number: 6,310,478

Title: Magnetic reasonance tomography apparatus and method in the form of a pulse sequence for operating same

Abstract: In a method in the form of a pulse sequence for ultra-rapid nuclear magnetic resonance tomography and a magnetic resonance tomography apparatus operating according to the method, image data are obtained in a pulse sequence wherein the magnetization vector oscillates by an angle .+-..alpha. in the steady stage, with a being smaller then 90.degree.. This is the case, for example, given a SSFP sequence. RF pulse train composed of a number of RF pulses is respectively emitted during one-half of a readout gradient. A bipolar readout gradient pulse train can be employed, with an RF pulse train being emitted during a negative half of the readout gradient pulse train.

Inventors: Heid; Oliver (Gunzenhausen, DE)

Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

International Classification: G01R 33/54 (20060101); G01R 33/561 (20060101); G01V 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018