International Journal of Biomedical Imaging

International Journal of Biomedical Imaging / 2006 / Article

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Volume 2006 |Article ID 087092 | https://doi.org/10.1155/IJBI/2006/87092

Jiayu Song, Qing Huo Liu, "Improving Non-Cartesian MRI Reconstruction through Discontinuity Subtraction", International Journal of Biomedical Imaging, vol. 2006, Article ID 087092, 9 pages, 2006. https://doi.org/10.1155/IJBI/2006/87092

Improving Non-Cartesian MRI Reconstruction through Discontinuity Subtraction

Academic Editor: Tiange Zhuang
Received30 Apr 2006
Revised07 Sep 2006
Accepted08 Oct 2006
Published16 Jan 2007

Abstract

Non-Cartesian sampling is widely used for fast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Accurate and fast image reconstruction from non-Cartesian k-space data becomes a challenge and gains a lot of attention. Images provided by conventional direct reconstruction methods usually bear ringing, streaking, and other leakage artifacts caused by discontinuous structures. In this paper, we tackle these problems by analyzing the principal point spread function (PSF) of non-Cartesian reconstruction and propose a leakage reduction reconstruction scheme based on discontinuity subtraction. Data fidelity in k-space is enforced during each iteration. Multidimensional nonuniform fast Fourier transform (NUFFT) algorithms are utilized to simulate the k-space samples as well as to reconstruct images. The proposed method is compared to the direct reconstruction method on computer-simulated phantoms and physical scans. Non-Cartesian sampling trajectories including 2D spiral, 2D and 3D radial trajectories are studied. The proposed method is found useful on reducing artifacts due to high image discontinuities. It also improves the quality of images reconstructed from undersampled data.

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