Christine Hawryszko

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Due to the nature of three-dimensional Fourier transform (3-DFT) data acquisition in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the spatial relation between a resolved volume element (a voxel) and the object can be manipulated easily. Those manipulations have practical consequences in terms of registering slice positions with respect to features of interest in(More)
The authors developed a system for ultrafast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) protocols at low field. The system design permits the acquisition of the raw data in the background while the reconstruction and display steps repeat as fast as they can in the foreground. The performance speeds depends partly on the desired use. By collecting raw data at a rate(More)
It is shown how to generate oblique slices from a set of parallel slices. An algorithm that can produce planes or contours through the volume without any loss of the volume resolution of the original data set is presented. The algorithm uses the Fourier-shift theorem and is efficient for calculating large numbers of slices. Although the algorithm is(More)
Using section-select and phase-encoding gradients, the authors obtained phosphorus chemical shift images of the human head and limb. Phosphorus spectra were acquired from planar sections divided into voxels as small as 7 cm3 in calf muscle and 27 cm3 in brain, with total examination times, including setup and proton locator imaging, of roughly 1 hour. Both(More)
In a patient with cerebral glioblastoma, metabolic disturbances were detected within the tumor and in the surrounding brain. Within the volume occupied by the tumor, phosphocreatine (PCr)/adenosine triphosphate was reduced and inorganic phosphate/PCr elevated, indicative of tissue necrosis. Loss of total 31P signal was consistent with reduced metabolite(More)
Lineshapes of spectra obtained through chemical-shift imaging are often distorted due to the delay in sampling necessary for application of phase-encoding gradients. We have developed an automated fitting procedure which simultaneously performs signal quantification, phase correction, and baseline deconvolution of such spectra. The fit is based on the(More)
Needle biopsies and other interventions done under MR Fluoroscopy sometimes do not show the target well, either because the rapid sequence does not have adequate contrast or because a contrast agent may have washed out of the target. In these cases, an image that shows the target can be saved and scaled to match the spatial parameters of the fluoroscopic(More)
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