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Improved MRSI with field inhomogeneity compensation
Author(s): Ildar Khalidov; Dimitri Van De Ville; Mathews Jacob; François Lazeyras; Michael Unser
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Paper Abstract

Magnetic resonance spectroscopy imaging (MRSI) is a promising and developing tool in medical imaging. Because of various difficulties imposed by the imperfections of the scanner and the reconstruction algorithms, its applicability in clinical practice is rather limited. In this paper, we suggest an extension of the constrained reconstruction technique (SLIM). Our algorithm, named B-SLIM, takes into account the the measured field inhomogeneity map, which contains both the scanner's main field inhomogeneity and the object-dependent magnetic susceptibility effects. The method is implemented and tested both with synthetic and physical two-compartment phantom data. The results demonstrate significant performance improvement over the SLIM technique. At the same time, the algorithm has the same computational complexity as SLIM.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 March 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6144, Medical Imaging 2006: Image Processing, 614467 (20 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.651868
Show Author Affiliations
Ildar Khalidov, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
Dimitri Van De Ville, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
Mathews Jacob, Beckman Institute, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)
François Lazeyras, Univ. Hospital of Geneva (Switzerland)
Michael Unser, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6144:
Medical Imaging 2006: Image Processing
Joseph M. Reinhardt; Josien P. W. Pluim, Editor(s)

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