Hyperpolarized Gas Diffusion MRI using Steady State Free Precession Pulse Sequences [thesis]

Karen Emily Mooney
Hyperpolarized noble gas magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides a unique view of the airspaces in human lungs. However, images created with this technique have a fundamental resolution limit due in part to the gas diffusion within the air spaces during the image acquisition. The process of diffusion can be used to I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to the following people who helped me achieve this goal... Advisors: Gordon Cates and Wilson Miller. You supported, inspired, and
more » ... lenged me well longer than we all planned. Cates-labmates:
doi:10.18130/v34v9k fatcat:d2gpporhunehhpwwfeddrh3sja