FAIR excluding radiation damping (FAIRER)

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It is shown that the flow-sensitive alternating inversion recovery (FAIR) technique is complicated by the effect of radiation damping, leading to problems in calibrating this method on phantoms and to inaccuracies in measured flows. A modified scheme called FAIRER (FAIR excluding radiation damping) is proposed, which suppresses the damping effects by employing very weak magnetic field gradients (0.06 G/cm) during the inversion recovery, spin-echo, and predelay periods. Results on phantoms and in vivo on cat brain are presented that demonstrate that FAIRER effectively solves these problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)712-719
Number of pages8
JournalMagnetic resonance in medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1998


  • Arterial spin tagging
  • Cerebral blood flow
  • Perfusion
  • Radiation damping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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