(B1, B1) A conventional symbol for the radio frequencyfield strength (another symbol historically used, is H1). In MRI, , B1 labels the field produced by the radio frequency coil.
The B1 field is often conceived of two vectors rotating in opposite directions, usually in a plane transverse to B0. At the Larmor frequency, the vector rotating in the same direction as the precessing spins will interact strongly with the spins.
Adiabatic RF pulses are amplitude and frequency modulated pulses that are insensitive to the effects of B1-inhomogeneity and frequency offset (conventional RF pulses used in MRI are only amplitude modulated). Due to an extended application time adiabatic RF pulses are mostly used in NMR imaging applications.