Jr-yuan George Chiou

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PURPOSE High angular resolution diffusion imaging (HARDI) is a well-established method to help reveal the architecture of nerve bundles, but long scan times and geometric distortions inherent to echo planar imaging (EPI) have limited its integration into clinical protocols. METHODS A fast imaging method is proposed here that combines accelerated multishot(More)
Magnetic Resonance (MR) imaging provides excellent image quality at a high cost and low frame rate. Ultrasound (US) provides poor image quality at a low cost and high frame rate. We propose an instance-based learning system to obtain the best of both worlds: high quality MR images at high frame rates from a low cost single-element US sensor. Concurrent US(More)
PURPOSE To reduce image distortion in MR diffusion imaging using an accelerated multi-shot method. METHODS The proposed method exploits the fact that diffusion-encoded data tend to be sparse when represented in the kb-kd space, where kb and kd are the Fourier transform duals of b and d, the b-factor and the diffusion direction, respectively. Aliasing(More)
PURPOSE To assess whether measurements on American College of Radiology (ACR) phantom images performed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technologists as part of a weekly quality control (QC) program could be performed exclusively using an automated system without compromising the integrity of the QC program. MATERIALS AND METHODS ACR phantom images are(More)
PURPOSE To combine MRI, ultrasound, and computer science methodologies toward generating MRI contrast at the high frame rates of ultrasound, inside and even outside the MRI bore. METHODS A small transducer, held onto the abdomen with an adhesive bandage, collected ultrasound signals during MRI. Based on these ultrasound signals and their correlations with(More)
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