Journal article

Fast T2 Mapping With Improved Accuracy Using Undersampled Spin-Echo MRI and Model-Based Reconstructions With a Generating Function

Tilman J Sumpf, Andreas Petrovic, Martin Uecker, Florian Knoll, Jens Frahm

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MEDICAL IMAGING | IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC | Published : 2014

Abstract

A model-based reconstruction technique for accelerated T2 mapping with improved accuracy is proposed using undersampled Cartesian spin-echo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data. The technique employs an advanced signal model for T2 relaxation that accounts for contributions from indirect echoes in a train of multiple spin echoes. An iterative solution of the nonlinear inverse reconstruction problem directly estimates spin-density and T2 maps from undersampled raw data. The algorithm is validated for simulated data as well as phantom and human brain MRI at 3T. The performance of the advanced model is compared to conventional pixel-based fitting of echo-time images from fully sampled data. Th..

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