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Improving the resolution in magnetic resonance imaging comes at the cost of either lower signal-to-noise ratio, longer acquisition time or both. This study investigates whether so-called super-resolution reconstruction methods can increase the resolution in the slice selection direction and, as such, are a viable alternative to direct high-resolution(More)
In MRI, the relatively thick slices of multi-slice acquisitions often hamper visualization and analysis of the underlying anatomy. A group of post-processing techniques referred to as super-resolution reconstruction (SRR) have been developed to address this issue. In this study, we present a novel approach to SRR in MRI, which exploits the high-resolution(More)
In small animal imaging studies, when the locations of the micro-structures of interest are unknown a priori, there is a simultaneous need for full-body coverage and high resolution. In MRI, additional requirements to image contrast and acquisition time will often make it impossible to acquire such images directly. Recently, a resolution enhancing(More)
Super-resolution reconstruction (SRR) is a post-acquisition method for producing a high-resolution (HR) image from a set of lowresolution (LR) images. However, for large volumes of data, this technique is computationally very demanding and time consuming. In this study we focus on the specific case of whole-body mouse data and present a novel, integrated,(More)
The visualization of activity in mouse brain using inversion recovery spin echo (IR-SE) manganese-enhanced MRI (MEMRI) provides unique contrast, but suffers from poor resolution in the slice-encoding direction. Super-resolution reconstruction (SRR) is a resolution-enhancing post-processing technique in which multiple low-resolution slice stacks are combined(More)
Improving the resolution in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is always done at the expense of either the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) or the acquisition time. This study investigates whether so-called super-resolution reconstruction (SRR) is an advantageous alternative to direct high-resolution (HR) acquisition in terms of the SNR and acquisition time(More)
Sparse representations classification (SRC) is a powerful technique for pixelwise classification of images and it is increasingly being used for a wide variety of image analysis tasks. The method uses sparse representation and learned redundant dictionaries to classify image pixels. In this empirical study we propose to further leverage the redundancy of(More)
We propose a variational approach for simultaneous reconstruction and multiclass segmentation of X-ray CT images, with limited field of view and missing data. We propose a simple energy minimisation approach, loosely based on a Bayesian rationale. The resulting non convex problem is solved by alternating reconstruction steps using an iterated relaxed(More)