Markus Henningsson

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Respiratory motion remains the major impediment in a substantial amount of patients undergoing coronary magnetic resonance angiography. Motion correction in coronary magnetic resonance angiography is typically performed with a diaphragmatic 1D navigator (1Dnav) assuming a constant linear relationship between diaphragmatic and cardiac respiratory motion. In(More)
Several self-navigation techniques have been proposed to improve respiratory motion compensation in coronary MR angiography. In this work, we implemented a 2D self-navigation method by using the startup profiles of a whole-heart balanced Steady-state free precession sequence, which are primarily used to catalyze the magnetization towards the steady-state.(More)
PURPOSE To describe a new framework for interleaving scans and demonstrate its usefulness for image-based respiratory motion correction in whole heart coronary MR angiography (CMRA). METHODS Scan interleaving using the proposed approach was achieved by switching between separately defined, independent scans at arbitrary time points during their execution,(More)
PURPOSE To develop an efficient 3D affine respiratory motion compensation framework for Cartesian whole-heart coronary magnetic resonance angiography (MRA). MATERIALS AND METHODS The proposed method achieves 100% scan efficiency by estimating the affine respiratory motion from the data itself and correcting the acquired data in the reconstruction process.(More)
PURPOSE Robust motion correction is necessary to minimize respiratory motion artefacts in coronary MR angiography (CMRA). The state-of-the-art method uses a 1D feet-head translational motion correction approach, and data acquisition is limited to a small window in the respiratory cycle, which prolongs the scan by a factor of 2-3. The purpose of this work(More)
PURPOSE Coronary magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) is commonly performed with diaphragmatic navigator (NAV) gating to compensate for respiratory motion, but this approach is inefficient as data must be reacquired when it is outside the acceptance window. We therefore developed and validated a motion compensation technique based on three-dimensional (3D)(More)
Despite technical advances, respiratory motion remains a major impediment in a substantial amount of patients undergoing coronary magnetic resonance angiography (CMRA). Traditionally, respiratory motion compensation has been performed with a one-dimensional respiratory navigator positioned on the right hemi-diaphragm, using a motion model to estimate and(More)
Marcus R. Makowski, Markus Henningsson, Elmar Spuentrup, W. Yong Kim, David Maintz, Characterization of Coronary Atherosclerosis by Magnetic Resonance Imaging Print ISSN: 0009-7322. Online ISSN: 1524-4539 Copyright © 2013 American Heart Association, Inc. All rights reserved. is published by the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX(More)
Current techniques to visualize the arterial vessel wall are limited in coverage because most of them are flow dependent. In this study, we present a novel technique for flow-independent vessel wall imaging that takes advantage of the differences in T2 relaxation time of arterial blood and surrounding tissues using the T2-preparation prepulse. The technique(More)
PURPOSE To develop a respiratory motion correction framework to accelerate free-breathing three-dimensional (3D) whole-heart coronary lumen and coronary vessel wall MRI. METHODS We developed a 3D flow-independent approach for vessel wall imaging based on the subtraction of data with and without T2-preparation prepulses acquired interleaved with image(More)