Interactive selection of optimal section orientations using real‐time MRI

Nicholas J. Hangiandreou, Josef P. Debbins, Phillip J. Rossman, Stephen J. Riederer

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In applications where precise image section positioning is vital, the interactive section rotation and offset capabilities of interactive MRI should be valuable. However, due to the independent nature of these two adjustments, the desired structure may often not be visible in the image after a rotation. Valuable time is wasted during relocation. An algorithm is presented that automatically alters the section offset after a rotation to provide continuous viewing of a marked structure, greatly improving section orientation efficiency. The technique is illustrated in the determination of double oblique angulation for through‐plane imaging of the portal vein. This algorithm is expected to prove useful in applications of interactive MRI requiring precise positioning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)114-119
Number of pages6
JournalMagnetic Resonance in Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1995


  • MR flow measurement
  • MR fluoroscopy
  • interactive MRI
  • slice orientation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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