The authors describe an adaptive motion correction method for three-dimensional magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. Three-dimensional imaging offers many advantages over two-dimensional multisection imaging but is susceptible to image corruption due to motion. Thus, it has been of limited use in the imaging of mobile structures, and the relatively long imaging times required have hindered its use in patients who tend to move during imaging. The authors' technique uses interleaved "navigator" echoes to provide a measure of displacement for each image echo in the acquisition and then uses this information to allow correction of the image data. The theory for signal corruption due to motion and the correction scheme that follows from it are presented. This method can produce excellent results when the motion is correctly modeled.
- Magnetic resonance (MR)
- Magnetic resonance (MR), artifact
- Magnetic resonance (MR), image processing
- Magnetic resonance (MR), in infants and children
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging