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A reconstruction strategy is proposed for physiological motion correction, which overcomes many limitations of existing techniques. The method is based on a general framework allowing correction for arbitrary motion-nonrigid or affine, making it suitable for cardiac or abdominal imaging, in the context of multiple coil, arbitrarily sampled acquisition. A(More)
This article describes a general framework for multiple coil MRI reconstruction in the presence of elastic physiological motion. On the assumption that motion is known or can be predicted, it is shown that the reconstruction problem is equivalent to solving an integral equation--known in the literature as a Fredholm equation of the first kind--with a(More)
A system was developed for real-time electrocardiogram (ECG) analysis and artifact correction during magnetic resonance (MR) scanning, to improve patient monitoring and triggering of MR data acquisitions. Based on the assumption that artifact production by magnetic field gradient switching represents a linear time invariant process, a noise cancellation(More)
This paper presents a framework allowing parallel MRI to be optimized. Parallel imaging relies on good coil sensitivity map estimates. As these sensitivities are determined experimentally , errors may occur during their assessment, whether using prior calibration (due to patient motion between calibration and actual scan), or autocalibration (due to lower(More)
Reproducibility of the manual assessment of right ventricle volumes by short-axis cine-MRI remains low and is often attributed to the difficulty in separating the right atrium from the ventricle. This study was designed to evaluate the regional interobserver variability of the right ventricle volume assessment to identify segmentation zones with the highest(More)
AIM The aim of this work was the development of successful cell therapy techniques for cartilage engineering. This will depend on the ability to monitor non-invasively transplanted cells, especially mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) that are promising candidates to regenerate damaged tissues. METHODS MSCs were labeled with superparamagnetic iron oxide(More)
This paper describes a rigorous framework for reconstructing MR images of the heart, acquired continuously over the cardiac and respiratory cycle. The framework generalizes existing techniques, commonly referred to as retrospective gating, and is based on the properties of reproducing kernel Hilbert spaces. The reconstruction problem is formulated as a(More)
Black Blood Fast Spin Echo imaging of the heart is usually performed during mid-diastolic rest. This is a direct consequence of the long inversion time required to suppress the blood signal, which is constrained by the T(1) of the blood, and of the heart rate. To overcome these constraints, and to acquire black blood images in the end-systolic rest period,(More)