Correction of Gradient-Induced Phase Errors in Radial MRI

2014 | journal article. A publication with affiliation to the University of Göttingen.

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​Moussavi, A., Untenberger, M., Uecker, M. & Frahm, J. (2014). ​Correction of Gradient-Induced Phase Errors in Radial MRI. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine71(1), ​308​-312​. ​doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/mrm.24643 

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Moussavi, Amir ; Untenberger, Markus; Uecker, Martin ; Frahm, Jens 
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Purpose To correct gradient-induced phase errors in radial MRI. MethodsGradient-induced eddy currents affect the MRI data acquisition by gradient delays and phase errors that may lead to severe image artifacts for non-Cartesian imaging scenarios such as radial trajectories. While gradient delays are dealt with by respective shifts of the acquisition window during radial image acquisition, this work introduces a simple method for quantifying and correcting phase errors from the actual data prior to image reconstruction. For a given gradient system, the approach yields a specific phase error per gradient that can be used for correcting the raw data. ResultsPhantom studies at 9.4 T demonstrated marked improvements in radial image quality. It could be shown that the phase correction is not compromised by data undersampling. Moreover, the selective correction of gradient-induced phase errors retained the phase information caused by different concentrations of a paramagnetic contrast agent. ConclusionThe proposed method does not require additional reference measurements and separately corrects for phase errors induced by eddy currents, while retaining the residual phase of the object which may carry physiologic information. Magn Reson Med 71:308-312, 2014. (c) 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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2014
Journal
Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 
ISSN
0740-3194
eISSN
1522-2594
Language
English

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