BioMed Research International

Advances in MRI Techniques and Applications


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1Columbia University, New York, USA

2University of Vermont, Burlington, USA

3Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

4University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA


Advances in MRI Techniques and Applications

Description

The past decade has witnessed a rapid development and wide proliferation of MR imaging techniques. The technical development is marked not only by the improvement and optimization of conventional MR imaging techniques but also by the emerging of new modalities such as MRE and DWIBS (diffusion-weighted whole-body imaging with background body signal suppression) and new techniques such as compressed sensing MRI and chemical exchange saturation transfer MRI (CEST-MRI). The wide proliferation of MRI techniques has led to ever-increasing applications of MR imaging and enormous new findings in basic biomedical research as well as clinical sciences. This special issue aims at reflecting the advances in MR imaging techniques and applications. We invite investigators to contribute original research articles in a wide range of fields related to the techniques and applications of MR imaging. We also welcome review articles.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Advances in MRI techniques:
    • Fast data acquisition and image reconstruction: New pulse sequences, parallel imaging, compressed sensing, and multiband acquisition
    • Postprocessing: denoising, artifacts correction, segmentation, registration, and classification
    • Quantitative MRI techniques: Relaxometry, arterial spin labeling (ALS), and magnetic resonance spectroscopy imaging (MRSI)
    • Multimodel MR techniques: Anatomical and functional MRI, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), ALS, susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI), etc.
    • Multicoil techniques: Multichannel receiver coil and multichannel transmit coil
    • Emerging techniques: Magnetic resonance elastography (MRE), chemical exchange saturation transfer MRI (CEST-MRI), magnetic resonance fingerprinting (MRF), DWIBS, and 4-dimensional MRI (4D MRI)
  • Advances in MRI applications:
    • Brain connectivity and brain function
    • Neuroimaging for brain development, mental disorder, and degenerating disease
    • MRI-guided radiation therapy
    • DWIBS in cancer diagnoses, differentiation, and grading
    • Body imaging: abdominal, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, lung, liver, breast, and prostate
    • Applications of multimodal MRI techniques such as MRI, DWI, perfusion weighted imaging (PWI), SWI, MRE, magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), and MR mammography (MRM)
    • Applications of multimodal imaging techniques such as PET/MRI and CT/MRI

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 139043
  • - Editorial

Advances in MRI Techniques and Applications

Zhengchao Dong | Trevor Andrews | ... | Takeshi Yokoo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 387653
  • - Research Article

Evaluation of Liver Fibrosis Using Texture Analysis on Combined-Contrast-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Images at 3.0T

Takeshi Yokoo | Tanya Wolfson | ... | Claude B. Sirlin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 185026
  • - Research Article

Correction for Eddy Current-Induced Echo-Shifting Effect in Partial-Fourier Diffusion Tensor Imaging

Trong-Kha Truong | Allen W. Song | Nan-kuei Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 684250
  • - Clinical Study

Volumetric MR-Guided High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound with Direct Skin Cooling for the Treatment of Symptomatic Uterine Fibroids: Proof-of-Concept Study

Marlijne E. Ikink | Johanna M. M. van Breugel | ... | Maurice A. A. J. van den Bosch
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 231805
  • - Review Article

Tracking Transplanted Stem Cells Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging and the Nanoparticle Labeling Method in Urology

Jae Heon Kim | Hong J. Lee | Yun Seob Song
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 785206
  • - Review Article

Added Value of Assessing Adnexal Masses with Advanced MRI Techniques

I. Thomassin-Naggara | D. Balvay | ... | M. Bazot
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 514740
  • - Clinical Study

MRI for Assessing Response to Neoadjuvant Therapy in Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer Using DCE-MR and DW-MR Data Sets: A Preliminary Report

Mario Petrillo | Roberta Fusco | ... | Antonella Petrillo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 824710
  • - Research Article

Exploring Dynamic Brain Functional Networks Using Continuous “State-Related” Functional MRI

Xun Li | Yu-Feng Zang | Han Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 786802
  • - Review Article

MRI for Crohn’s Disease: Present and Future

Kichul Yoon | Kyu-Tae Chang | Hong J. Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 394213
  • - Research Article

Fast Imaging Technique for fMRI: Consecutive Multishot Echo Planar Imaging Accelerated with GRAPPA Technique

Daehun Kang | Yul-Wan Sung | Chang-Ki Kang
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