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The Time-Spatial Labeling Inversion Pulse (Time-SLIP) technique enables tracing of regional fluid flows without the use of contrast medium. The objective of this study is to quantify automatically slow and complex fluid flows using the Time-SLIP technique. Series images were acquired with a 1.5-T MRI scanner using the Time-SLIP technique with half-Fourier(More)
For accurate evaluation of myocardial perfusion on computed tomography images, precise identification of the myocardial borders of the left ventricle (LV) is mandatory. In this article, we propose a method to detect the contour of LV myocardium automatically and accurately. Our detection method is based on active shape model. For precise detection, we(More)
Automatic slice alignment is important for easier operation and shorter examination times in cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations. We propose a new automatic slice alignment method for six cardiac planes (short-axis, vertical long-axis, horizontal long-axis, 4-chamber, 2-chamber, and 3-chamber views). ECG-gated 2D steady-state free(More)
We have developed a new automatic slice-alignment method that employs a combination of knowledge-based algorithm and model based algorithm to determine six planes at the same time. We have also evaluated the effects of the quality of the dictionary used in this method. The results showed that the robustness of slice determination in the proposed method can(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the usefulness of an automatic slice-alignment method to simplify planning of cardiac magnetic resonance (MR) scans with a 3-tesla scanner. METHODS We obtained 2-dimensional (2D) axial multislice images using steady-state free precession (SSFP) sequences covering the whole heart at the end-diastole phase with electrocardiography (ECG)(More)
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