John B. Weaver

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Wavelet transforms are multiresolution decompositions that can be used to analyze signals and images. They describe a signal by the power at each scale and position. Edges can be located very effectively in the wavelet transform domain. A spatially selective noise filtration technique based on the direct spatial correlation of the wavelet transform at(More)
Wavelet encoding is presented and compared to phase encoding. In wavelet encoding a distribution of spins is excited by a slice selective RF pulse; for each repetition time the distribution excited has the profile of a wavelet at different scale and translation. The spin density can be reconstructed with an inverse wavelet transform. Wavelet encoding has(More)
PURPOSE To describe initial in vivo experiences with a subzone-based, steady-state MR elastography (MRE) method. This sparse collection of in vivo results is intended to shed light on some of the strengths and weaknesses of existing clinical MRE approaches and to indicate important areas of future research. MATERIALS AND METHODS Elastic property(More)
Magnetic resonance (MR)-guided near-infrared spectral tomography was developed and used to image adipose and fibroglandular breast tissue of 11 normal female subjects, recruited under an institutional review board-approved protocol. Images of hemoglobin, oxygen saturation, water fraction, and subcellular scattering were reconstructed and show that(More)
A new method of filtering MR images is presented that uses wavelet transforms instead of Fourier transforms. The new filtering method does not reduce the sharpness of edges. However, the new method does eliminate any small structures that are similar in size to the noise eliminated. There are many possible extensions of the filter.
An imaging system that simultaneously performs near infrared (NIR) tomography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is used to study breast tissue phantoms and a healthy woman in vivo. An NIR image reconstruction that exploits the combined data set is presented that implements the MR structure as a soft-constraint in the NIR property estimation. The(More)
PURPOSE Nonlinear inversion (NLI) in MR elastography requires discretization of the displacement field for a finite element (FE) solution of the "forward problem", and discretization of the unknown mechanical property field for the iterative solution of the "inverse problem". The resolution requirements for these two discretizations are different: the(More)
Accurate characterization of harmonic tissue motion for realistic tissue geometries and property distributions requires knowledge of the full three-dimensional displacement field because of the asymmetric nature of both the boundaries of the tissue domain and the location of internal mechanical heterogeneities. The implications of this for magnetic(More)
PURPOSE Recently, the attenuating behavior of soft tissue has been addressed in magnetic resonance elastography by the inclusion of a damping mechanism in the methods used to reconstruct the resulting mechanical property image. To date, this mechanism has been based on a viscoelastic model for material behavior. Rayleigh, or proportional, damping provides a(More)