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Optimal plane search method in blood flow measurements by magnetic resonance imaging
Author(s): Pawel Bargiel; Maciej Orkisz; Artur Przelaskowski; Ewa Piatkowska-Janko; Piotr Bogorodzki; Tomasz Wolak
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Paper Abstract

This paper offers an algorithm for determining the blood flow parameters in the neck vessel segments using a single (optimal) measurement plane instead of the usual approach involving four planes orthogonal to the artery axis. This new approach aims at significantly shortening the time required to complete measurements using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance techniques. Based on a defined error function, the algorithm scans the solution space to find the minimum of the error function, and thus to determine a single plane characterized by a minimum measurement error, which allows for an accurate measurement of blood flow in the four carotid arteries. The paper also comprises a practical implementation of this method (as a module of a larger imaging-measuring system), including preliminary research results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 2004
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5505, Optical Methods, Sensors, Image Processing, and Visualization in Medicine, (7 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.577913
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Pawel Bargiel, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Maciej Orkisz, CREATIS, INSA-Lyon (France)
Artur Przelaskowski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Ewa Piatkowska-Janko, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Piotr Bogorodzki, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Tomasz Wolak, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5505:
Optical Methods, Sensors, Image Processing, and Visualization in Medicine
Antoni Nowakowski; Bogdan B. Kosmowski, Editor(s)

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