Getting Started

A good way to get started is looking at one of the examples scripts.

demo_realtime_shimming.sh

This shell script calls different shimming-toolbox command lines functions to perform a whole shimming scenario. Acquisitions are downloaded from a Github repository and output text files and quality control figures are generated.

This function will generate static and dynamic (due to respiration) Gx, Gy, Gz components based on a fieldmap time series (magnitude and phase images) and respiratory trace information obtained from Siemens bellows. An additional multi-gradient echo (MGRE) magnitude image is used to generate an ROI and resample the static and dynamic Gx, Gy, Gz component maps to match the MGRE image. Lastly the average Gx, Gy, Gz values within the ROI are computed for each slice.

B1+ shimming

This shell script calls different command lines functions to perform static B1+ shimming. Text files, scaled B1 mapsand result figures are generated in the testing-data folder. In this example, a magnitude least square algorithm is used to target a B1+ value specified by the user. This scenario assumes that the B1 maps have already been converted into NIfTI files.