High-resolution diffusion imaging with DIFRAD-FSE (diffusion-weighted radial acquisition of data with fast spin-echo) MRI

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Abstract

A novel MRI method, DIFRAD-FSE (diffusion-weighted radial acquisition of data with fast spin-echo), is demonstrated that enables rapid, high- resolution multi-shot diffusion-weighted MRI without significant artifacts due to motion. Following a diffusion-weighting spin-echo preparation period, multiple radial lines of Fourier data are acquired using spin-echo refocusing. Images can be reconstructed from the radial data set using a magnitude-only filtered back-projection reconstruction algorithm that removes phase errors due to motion. Results from human brain imaging demonstrate the ability of DIFRAD-FSE to acquire multiple radial lines of Fourier data each TR period without significant artifacts due to relaxation and to produce high-resolution diffusion-weighted MR images without significant artifacts from motion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-18
Number of pages8
JournalMagnetic Resonance in Medicine
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999

Keywords

  • DIFRAD-FSE MRI
  • High-resolution
  • RAD methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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