MR fluoroscopy: initial clinical studies.
Magnetic resonance (MR) fluoroscopy is a method for high-speed MR image acquisition with the goals of short acquisition time per image (500 msec or less), high image rate (10 images or more per second), and high-speed image reconstruction (150 msec or less from data acquisition to image display). The authors present their results with the first two goals in volunteers. MR fluoroscopic image data were acquired with a limited flip angle pulse sequence with reduced repetition times (TRs) and fewer phase encodings used per image. The sequence was applied continuously, and images were formed by updating one set of data with data from the most recently taken measurements. Sample head images were generated with TR/echo times as small as 11/5.5 msec and 48 phase encodings for a total acquisition time of about 500 msec. Images were acquired while the volunteer flexed his head. Artifacts from the motion became less evident on images as progressively shorter acquisition times were used.
Farzaneh, F; Riederer, SJ; Lee, JN; Tasciyan, T; Wright, RC; Spritzer, CE
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