Masami Hirata

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PURPOSE We compared the image quality of SPACE (sampling perfection with application optimized contrasts using different flip angle evolutions) and conventional 3D turbo spin echo (TSE) magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) at 1.5 tesla with regard to difference in echo spacing. METHODS Twenty healthy volunteers prospectively underwent(More)
This paper presents an iterative image reconstruction method for radial encodings in MRI based on a total variation (TV) regularization. The algebraic reconstruction method combined with total variation regularization (ART_TV) is implemented with a regularization parameter specifying the weight of the TV term in the optimization process. We used numerical(More)
In follow-up brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), precise reproducibility of the scan prescription is important so that over- or underestimating changes in volumes of clinical interest is prevented. (The scan prescription is defined as the location and orientation of the head with respect to the scan planes of the three-dimensional MRI matrix.) In this(More)
PURPOSE To assess the ability of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to depict the semicircular canals of the inner ear by comparing results from the sampling perfection with application-optimized contrasts by using different flip angle evolutions (SPACE) sequence with those from the true free induction with steady precession (TrueFISP) sequence. MATERIALS(More)
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