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Abstract #3430

Should Beginners Revisit the Ancient and Honourable Art of Shimming at High Fields?

Miguel Martnez-Maestro 1 , Maria Guidi 1 , Christian Labadie 1 , and Harald E. Mller 1

1 Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany

Which is the best strategy to improve shimming at high fields? This educational presentation aims to review and compare different shimming techniques based on few simple experiments on phantoms and human volunteers. Beside the well established automatic procedures, beginners may find it tempting to use manual interactive shimming at high fields to achieve better full width at half maximum (FWHM) of the spectral lineshape. But this time consuming approach requires mastering the Ancient and Honourable Art of Shimming.

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