MRRC: Pulse Sequence Support

MR Research Center (MRRC) Pulse Sequence Support

The MR Research Center offers a broad selection of clinical and research/experimental MR pulse sequences to its users as summarized below. The MRRC has pulse sequence IDEA/ICE compilers for Siemens and Bruker ClinScan MRIs, and has access to EPIC compilers for GE MRIs. The physicists are capable of receiving and/or developing new sequences not shown. Please contact our Core staff physicists (Drs. Hetherington, Schirda, and Kim) for assistance on existing sequences that are available to all users. Experimental research pulse sequences (and related data analysis tools) are developed and offered at the discretion of the research physicist. Please contact the physicist directly regarding the availability of the pulse sequence or collaboration for your research project.

Table 1: Examples of Pulse Sequences Available to All Users

Pulse Sequence Name Application Physicist Contact
1H, 31P MRS Biochemistry, Metabolism Schirda, Hetherington
Arterial Spin Labeling (ASL) Perfusion, Cerebral Blood Flow Schirda
BOLD EPI fMRI Kim
Diffusion Spectrum Imaging (DSI), Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) Fiber Tractography, Brain Trauma Kim
Dynamics Contrast Enhanced (DCE), Dynamic Susceptibility Contrast (DSC) Perfusion, Permeability, Tumors Kim
Field Maps Image Processing Any Staff Physicist
MPRAGE, GRE, TSE, HASTE, PD/T2 Structural Imaging Any Staff Physicist
B0 and B1 Shimming MRS, MRI, and MRSI Hetherington, Schirda
Susceptibility Weighted Imaging (SWI) Microbleeds Schirda
T1Rho Relaximetry Schirda, Kim
TrueFISP Cardiac Imaging, Angiography Schirda


Table 2: Examples of Pulse Sequences Available for Research Collaborations

Pulse Sequence Name Application Physicist Contact
High-Resolution Imaging Brain & Knee MRI Schirda
Magnetization Transfer, Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer (CEST), Amine Proton Exchange Molecular Imaging, Tumors Schirda, Kim
Motion Compensation, Navigator Techniques Motion Compensation Schirda
Phosphorus Imaging Molecular Imaging Schirda
pCASL, PASL/FAIR Perfusion, Arterial Blood Volume Kim
Q-BOLD, MSK Q-BOLD, Renal Q-BOLD Hemodynamics Schirda
Rosetta Fast Spectroscopic Imaging Molecular Imaging Schirda
T1, T2, T2* Maps Relaximetry Schirda
Ultra-Short TE (UTE) Tumors, Cartilage MRI, Cellular MRI Schirda
UTE/GRE Stem Cell Imaging Schirda
Sodium Imaging Tumors, Stroke Schirda