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Optical Detection Of Respiration Motion And Heart Beats For Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Applications
Author(s): G. Martens; T. Helzel; J. Kordts
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Paper Abstract

A fiber optical strain gauge sensor for detection of respiration motion and heart beat rhythm has been developed in order to suppress motion artifacts in magnetic resonance images (MRI) by gating and triggering procedures. A photoelastic sensing principle has been used in this sensor. It has been adapted to optical fibers to achieve a remote evaluation of the optical signals. The sensor properties are discussed and first results on image quality improvements by the application of this optical sensor are presented for the case of 2 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging of the beating human heart.

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Date Published: 7 August 1986
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0586, Fiber Optic Sensors I, (7 August 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.951179
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G. Martens, Philips GmbH Forschungslaboratorium Hamburg (FRG)
T. Helzel, Philips GmbH Forschungslaboratorium Hamburg (FRG)
J. Kordts, Philips GmbH Forschungslaboratorium Hamburg (FRG)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0586:
Fiber Optic Sensors I
Herve J. Arditti; Luc B. Jeunhomme, Editor(s)

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