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OBJECTIVE Traditional fat-suppressed T1-weighted spin-echo or turbo spin-echo (TSE) sequences (T1-weighted images) may be degraded by motion and pulsation artifacts in head-and-neck studies. Our purpose is to evaluate the role of a fat-suppressed T1-weighted 3D radial gradient-recalled echo sequence (radial-volumetric interpolated breath-hold examination(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to evaluate the performance of a highly accelerated breath-hold 3-dimensional noncontrast-enhanced steady-state free precession thoracic magnetic resonance angiography (NC-MRA) technique in a clinical population, including assessment of image quality, aortic dimensions, and aortic pathology, compared with(More)
INTRODUCTION Quantitative T2 mapping may provide an objective biomarker for occult nervous tissue pathology in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). We applied a novel echo modulation curve (EMC) algorithm to identify T2 changes in normal-appearing brain regions of subjects with RRMS (N = 27) compared to age-matched controls (N = 38). METHODS The(More)
The authors performed a color Doppler ultrasound examination of both renal and interlobar arteries of 15 pregnant women affected by pregnancy-induced hypertension. The pulsatility index (PI), the resistance index (RI) and the systolic/diastolic ratio (S/D) values were compared with those of 15 healthy pregnant women of the same gestational age and with(More)
To determine whether there is an association between T2/T2* mapping and supraspinatus tendon mechanical properties as assessed by shear-wave ultrasound elastography (SWE). This HIPAA-compliant prospective pilot study received approval from our hospital’s institutional review board. Eight patients (3 males/5 females; age range 44–72 years) and nine shoulders(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the feasibility of performing single breathhold three-dimensional (3D) thoracic noncontrast MR angiography (NC-MRA) using highly accelerated parallel imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS We developed a single breathhold NC MRA pulse sequence using balanced steady state free precession (SSFP) readout and highly accelerated parallel imaging.(More)
PURPOSE To develop and test a deep learning approach named Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) for automated screening of T2 -weighted (T2 WI) liver acquisitions for nondiagnostic images, and compare this automated approach to evaluation by two radiologists. MATERIALS AND METHODS We evaluated 522 liver magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exams performed at(More)
PURPOSE To develop an accelerated SEMAC metal implant MRI technique (Sparse-SEMAC) with reduced scan time and improved metal distortion correction. METHODS Sparse-SEMAC jointly exploits the inherent sparsity along the additional phase-encoding dimension and multicoil encoding capabilities to significantly accelerate data acquisition. A prototype pulse(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this review is to illustrate various applications of gadofosveset trisodium in evaluating abdominal and peripheral vascular disease. The basic properties, technical considerations, and clinical and potential future applications of gadofosveset are described. CONCLUSION Gadofosveset trisodium facilitates comprehensive(More)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become an unrivalled medical diagnostic technique able to map tissue anatomy and physiology non-invasively. MRI measurements are meticulously engineered to control experimental conditions across the sample. However, residual radiofrequency (RF) field inhomogeneities are often unavoidable, leading to artefacts that(More)