Rui Pedro A. G. Teixeira

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This paper introduces a framework for the reconstruction of magnetic resonance images in the presence of rigid motion. The rationale behind our proposal is to make use of the partial k-space information provided by multiple receiver coils in order to estimate the position of the imaged object throughout the shots that contribute to the image. The estimated(More)
PURPOSE The goal of the Developing Human Connectome Project is to acquire MRI in 1000 neonates to create a dynamic map of human brain connectivity during early development. High-quality imaging in this cohort without sedation presents a number of technical and practical challenges. METHODS We designed a neonatal brain imaging system (NBIS) consisting of a(More)
PURPOSE To characterize the modulation transfer function (MTF) of proton/carbon radiography using Monte Carlo simulations. To assess the spatial resolution of proton/carbon radiographic imaging. METHODS A phantom was specifically modeled with inserts composed of two materials with three different densities of bone and lung. The basic geometry of the(More)
Neurodevelopmental impairment is the most common comorbidity associated with complex congenital heart disease (CHD), while the underlying biological mechanism remains unclear. We hypothesised that impaired cerebral oxygen delivery in infants with CHD is a cause of impaired cortical development, and predicted that cardiac lesions most associated with reduced(More)
PURPOSE This study aims to increase the precision of single-compartment DESPOT relaxometry by two means: (i) a joint system relaxometry (JSR) approach that estimates parameters in a single step using all available data; and (ii) optimizing acquisition parameters by deploying a robust design tool based on the Crámer-Rao lower bound (CRLB). METHODS(More)
PURPOSE Ultrafast single-shot T2 -weighted images are common practice in fetal MR exams. However, there is limited experience with fetal T1 -weighted acquisitions. This study aims at establishing a robust framework that allows fetal T1 -weighted scans to be routinely acquired in utero at 3T. METHODS A 2D gradient echo sequence with an adiabatic inversion(More)
PURPOSE An extended phase graph framework (EPG-X) for modeling systems with exchange or magnetization transfer (MT) is proposed. THEORY EPG-X models coupled two-compartment systems by describing each compartment with separate phase graphs that exchange during evolution periods. There are two variants: EPG-X(BM) for systems governed by the Bloch-McConnell(More)
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