Journal article

Compressed sensing effects on quantitative analysis of undersampled human brain sodium MRI

Yasmin Blunck, Scott C Kolbe, Bradford A Moffat, Roger J Ordidge, Jon O Cleary, Leigh A Johnston

Magnetic Resonance in Medicine | Wiley | Published : 2020

Abstract

Purpose The clinical application of sodium MRI is hampered due to relatively low image quality and associated long acquisition times. Compressed sensing (CS) aims at a reduction of measurement time, but has been found to encompass quantitative estimation bias when used in low SNR x‐Nuclei imaging. This work analyses CS in quantitative human brain sodium MRI from undersampled acquisitions and provides recommendations for tissue sodium concentration (TSC) estimation. Methods CS reconstructions from 3D radial acquisitions of 5 healthy volunteers were investigated over varying undersampling factors (USFs) and CS penalty weights on different sparsity domains, Wavelet, Discrete Cosine Transform (..

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