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UNLABELLED The relatively low specificity of dynamic contrast-enhanced T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MR) imaging of breast cancer has lead several groups to investigate different approaches to data acquisition, one of them being the use of rapid T2*-weighted imaging. Analyses of such data are difficult due to susceptibility artifacts and breathing(More)
We propose a method for restoring the underlying true signal in noisy functional images. The Nadaraya-Watson (NW) estimator described in, e.g., [1] is a classical nonparametric estimator for this problem. Since the true scene in many applications contains abrupt changes between pixels of different types, a modification of the NW estimator is needed. In the(More)
Myocardial perfusion images can be affected by the dark rim artifact. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of the spatial resolution and heart rate on the transmural extent of the artifact. Six pigs under anesthesia were scanned at 1.5T using an echo-planar imaging/fast gradient echo sequence with a nonselective saturation preparation pulse. Three(More)
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