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MR Absolute Shim T-Spine - XA31

This Job Aid discusses Absolue Shim Technique for T-Spine imaging on MAGNETOM MR 3T systems with XA31.

Absolute Shim in T-spine Imaging Job Aid 1. What is Absolute Shim? Absolute Shim is a technique to improve shimming results and the image quality in fat-saturated imaging of challenging anatomies such as spine imaging at 3T systems. Absolute Shim is based on a 3-echo GRE and evaluates the absolute B0-field / water resonance frequency in each voxel. The shim is calculated from this field map. The additional degree of freedom leads to better results in certain challenging field patterns. Please note: The impact of Absolute Shim on image quality depends on the anatomy of the patient and the system type as well as the FoV size and the orientation. The size of the field map, which the calculation is based on, is smaller than the field map of the standard shim, especially in the Head Feet direction. This may cause suboptimal shim at the edges of a large FoV. Image comparison: Standard shim Absolute shim Improved fat saturation with Absolute Shim in lower thoracic spine and/or lower cervical spine in the majority of cases, with minor residual inhomogeneities at the edges of the FoV. Unrestricted Published by Siemens Healthcare GmbH © Siemens Healthcare GmbH, 2020 SIEMENS Master Template Effective Date: 3/5/2020 | HOOD05162003074494 Job Aid Effective Date: Error! Reference source not found. Healthineers US HRT Effective Date: 4.12.2021 | HOOD05162003184825 Job Aid I Absolute Shim in T-spine Imaging Job Aid US Job Aid Effective Date: | HOOD05162003184825 Job Aid Effective Date: 18-Feb-21 | HOOD05162003157035 Please note: In some cases, the field characteristic obtained via Absolute Shim leads to:  Very localized fat saturation failure in the most caudal vertebrae  Often (but not always!) accompanied by ventral fat saturation failure Standard Shim Absolute Shim Uniform fat saturation along the spine Dorsal: good saturation of subcutaneous fat 2. How can you activate it? In the Siemens protocol tree, the Absolute Shim is activated per default in all fat-saturated sagittal T-spine protocols. 3.0T XQ >> SIEMENS >> Brustwirbelsäule > library >> T2 > t2_tse_fs_sag Allgemein @ 2:22 Protokoll Parameter Routine Kontrast Auflösung Geometrie Sprachkommandos Ausführung Verschiedenes Justagen Justagevolumen PIX Tx/Rx Bildbereich Justagestrategie Standard Autom. Laden BO Shim Absolut Mi Kopierreferenzen Tune-Up Debug Protocol B1 Shim Standard Debug Licenses Hals Restrictions Kardio OSG CoilShim Abdomen Absolut SIEMENS Unrestricted Published by Siemens Healthcare GmbH © Siemens Healthcare GmbH, 2020 Master Template Effective Date: 3/5/2020 | HOOD05162003074494 Healthineers Job Aid Effective Date: Error! Reference source not found. US HRT Effective Date: 4.12.2021 | HOOD05162003184825 Job Aid I Absolute Shim in T-spine Imaging Job Aid US Job Aid Effective Date: | HOOD05162003184825 Job Aid Effective Date: 18-Feb-21 | HOOD05162003157035 Please note that this learning material is for training purposes only! For the proper use of the software or hardware, please always use the Operator Manual or Instructions for Use (hereinafter collectively “Operator Manual”) issued by Siemens Healthineers. This material is to be used as training material only and shall by no means substitute the Operator Manual. Any material used in this training will not be updated on a regular basis and does not necessarily reflect the latest version of the software and hardware available at the time of the training. The Operator's Manual shall be used as your main reference, in particular for relevant safety information like warnings and cautions. Note: Some functions shown in this material are optional and might not be part of your system. Certain products, product related claims or functionalities (hereinafter collectively “Functionality”) may not (yet) be commercially available in your country. Due to regulatory requirements, the future availability of said Functionalities in any specific country is not guaranteed. Please contact your local Siemens Healthineers sales representative for the most current information. The reproduction, transmission or distribution of this training or its contents is not permitted without express written authority. Offenders will be liable for damages. All names and data of patients, parameters and configuration dependent designations are fictional and examples only. All rights, including rights created by patent grant or registration of a utility model or design, are reserved. Copyright © Siemens Healthcare GmbH 2021 Siemens Healthineers Headquarters Siemens Healthcare GmbH Henkestr. 127 91052 Erlangen, Germany Phone: +49 9131 84-0 siemens-healthineers.com SIEMENS Healthineers