Tetsuhiko Takahashi

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PURPOSE A tool to support the subject is generally used for kinematic joint imaging with an open MRI apparatus because of difficulty setting the image plane correctly. However, use of a support tool requires a complicated procedure to position the subject, and setting the image plane when the joint angle changes is time consuming. Allowing the subject to(More)
PURPOSE Because radial sampling imposes many limitations on magnetic resonance (MR) imaging hardware, such as on the accuracy of the gradient magnetic field or the homogeneity of B(0), some correction of the echo signal is usually needed before image reconstruction. In our previous study, we developed an echo-peak-shift correction (EPSC) algorithm not(More)
EPI (Echo Planar Imaging) can provide human images with an acquisition time of less than 100 ms. EPI has received attention as a robust method for several applications, such as functional imaging, diffusion imaging, T2 imaging, and perfusion imaging. In addition to these, a couple of new EPI applications for brain functional imaging have recently been(More)
BACKGROUND Parallel imaging is widely used for cylindrical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); however, few studies apply parallel imaging to open MRI. We previously developed a parallel method called "RAPID" (rapid acquisition through a parallel imaging design) for imaging the heart on a 0.7T open MRI apparatus, and we have now developed a RAPID head coil(More)
Ultra-short TE (UTE) sequences with radial sampling make it possible to visualize tissues with very short T2 decay times. The UTE sequence acquires an echo signal from the central to the outer parts of k-space and is very sensitive to small trajectory errors. Therefore, k-space errors caused by imperfections in the gradient system performance, such as(More)
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