Description: MRI Susceptibility Weighted Imaging discusses the promising new MRI technique called Susceptibility Weighted Imaging (SWI), a powerful tool for the diagnosis and treatment of acute stroke, allowing earlier detection of acute stroke hemorrhage and easier detection of microbleeds in acute ischemia. The book is edited by the originators of SWI and… (More)
A dual-echo pulse sequence for simultaneous acquisition of MR angiography and venography (MRAV) is developed. Data acquisition of the second echo for susceptibility-weighted imaging-based MR venography is added to the conventional three-dimensional (3D) time-of-flight (TOF) MRA pulse sequence. Using this dual-echo acquisition approach, the venography data… (More)
PURPOSE To reduce the off-resonance artifact in susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI)-based MR venography (MRV) in the brain regions with severe field inhomogeneity and to reduce the signal loss in the minimum-intensity projection (mIP) display of the 3D MRV. MATERIALS AND METHODS A novel postprocessing approach was presented to map the local field… (More)
PURPOSE To develop a robust algorithm for tissue-air segmentation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) using the statistics of phase and magnitude of the images. MATERIALS AND METHODS A multivariate measure based on the statistics of phase and magnitude was constructed for tissue-air volume segmentation. The standard deviation of first-order phase… (More)
In this paper we investigate the step-type contrast structure of a second-order semilinear differential equation with integral boundary conditions. The asymptotic solution is constructed by the boundary function method, and the uniform validity of the formal solution is proved by the theory of differential equalities.
PURPOSE To improve the image quality of skipped phase encoding and edge deghosting (SPEED) by exploiting several sparsifying transforms. METHODS The SPEED technique uses a skipped phase encoding (PE) step to accelerate MRI scan. Previously, a difference transform (DT) along PE direction is used to obtain sparse ghosted-edge maps, which were modeled by a… (More)
GOAL Random phase-encode undersampling of Cartesian k-space trajectories is widely implemented in compressed sensing (CS) MRI. However, its one-dimensional (1-D) randomness inherently introduces large coherent aliasing artefacts along the undersampled direction in the reconstruction and, thus, degrades the image quality. This paper proposes a novel… (More)