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Reducing the acquisition time is important for clinical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Compressed sensing has recently emerged as a theoretical foundation for the reconstruction of magnetic resonance (MR) images from undersampled k-space measurements, assuming those images are sparse in a certain transform domain. However, most real-world signals are(More)
A novel image encoding approach based on linear frequency-swept excitation has been recently proposed to overcome artifacts induced by various field perturbations in single-shot echo planar imaging. In this article, we develop a new super-resolved reconstruction method for it using the concepts of local k-space and partial Fourier transform. This method is(More)
Compared to the echo planar imaging (EPI), spatiotemporally encoded (SPEN) single-shot MRI holds better immunity to the field inhomogeneity, while retaining comparable spatial and temporal resolutions after the super-resolved reconstruction. Though various reconstruction methods have been proposed, the reconstructed SPEN images usually contain aliasing(More)
A new augmenting path based algorithm called draining algorithm is proposed for the maximum flow problem in this letter. Unlike other augmenting path based algorithms which augment gradually the flow from zero-flow to the maximum flow, the proposed algorithm drains the redundant capacities out of the network to achieve the maximum flow. Experimental results(More)
Owing to its intrinsic characteristics, spatiotemporally encoded (SPEN) imaging is less sensitive to adverse effects due to field inhomogeneity in comparison with echo planar imaging, a feature highly desired for functional, diffusion, and real-time MRI. However, the quality of images obtained with SPEN MRI is still degraded by geometric distortions when(More)
Hypoxia can induce physiological changes. This study aims to explore effects of high-altitude (HA) hypoxia on cerebral iron concentration. Twenty-nine healthy sea-level participants were tested shortly before and after approximately 4-week adaptation to the HA environment at fQinghai-Tibet Plateau (4200m), and were re-investigated after re-adaptation to the(More)
The reconstruction of MR quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) from local phase measurements is an ill posed inverse problem and different regularization strategies incorporating a priori information extracted from magnitude and phase images have been proposed. However, the anatomy observed in magnitude and phase images does not always coincide(More)
Quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) reconstruction is a well-known ill-posed problem. Various regularization techniques have been proposed for solving this problem. In this paper, a rapid method is proposed that uses ℓ0 norm minimization in a gradient domain. Because ℓ0 minimization is an NP-hard problem, a special alternating optimization strategy is(More)
As a recently emerging method, spatiotemporally encoded (SPEN) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has a high robustness to field inhomogeneity and chemical shift effect. It has been broadened from single-slice scanning to multi-slice scanning. In this paper, a novel multi-slice SPEN MRI method was proposed. In this method, the slice-selective dimension was(More)
Spatiotemporally encoded (SPEN) single-shot MRI is an emerging ultrafast technique, which is capable of spatially selective acquisition and reduced field-of-view imaging. Compared to uniform sampling, variable density sampling has great potential in reducing aliasing artifacts and improving sampling efficiency. In this study, variable density spiral(More)