Magnetic Resonance Tissue Density Estimation using Optimal SSFP Pulse-Sequence Design

In this paper, we formulate a nonlinear, nonconvex semidefinite optimization problem to select the steady-state free precession (SSFP) pulse-sequence design variables which maximize the contrast to noise ratio in tissue segmentation. The method could be applied to other pulse sequence types, arbitrary numbers of tissues, and numbers of images. To solve the problem we use … Read more