Interactive three-point localization of double-oblique sections using MR fluoroscopy

Reed F. Busse, Josef P. Debbins, David G. Kruger, Sean B. Fain, Stephen J. Riederer

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Abstract

Magnetic resonance imaging allows significant freedom in selecting the orientation and position of a tomographic section. However, it can nonetheless be challenging to determine quickly and efficiently the correct parameters required to image a targeted anatomic structure that may lie at an oblique angle In the imaging volume. We describe a three-point tool in which a) the user interactively selects three points from an anatomic structure of interest during live MR fluoroscopy; b) adjustments to pulse sequence are calculated to image the tomographic section defined by the three points; and c) the section is then immediately imaged fluoroscopically. The tool allows quick localization of, for example, longitudinal images of specific arterial structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)846-849
Number of pages4
JournalMagnetic Resonance in Medicine
Volume41
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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