The application of highly accelerated MR acquisition techniques to imaging the peripheral vasculature

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Abstract

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a major health problem worldwide. Due to its high prevalence as well as the potential for effective treatment it is critical to diagnose and characterize PAD. Methods based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have long been under study for assessing the vascular system but have been limited because of long scan times and limited spatial resolution. However, just in the last several years a number of techniques have allowed major improvements in the time vs. spatial resolution tradeoff. In this work it is shown that the combination of acquisition techniques, coil technology, and acceleration methods now allows imaging the peripheral vasculature with 1 mm isotropic resolution with acquisitions that can capture the arterial phase of transit of contrast-enhanced blood. Special purpose receiver coil arrays are also used which retain high SNR in spite of the high acceleration. In vivo results are presented to illustrate the general applicability of the method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication13th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2013 - MEDICON 2013
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages169-173
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9783319008455
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event13th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2013, MEDICON 2013 - Seville, Spain
Duration: Sep 25 2013Sep 28 2013

Publication series

NameIFMBE Proceedings
Volume41
ISSN (Print)1680-0737

Other

Other13th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2013, MEDICON 2013
CountrySpain
CitySeville
Period9/25/139/28/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering

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    Riederer, S. J. (2014). The application of highly accelerated MR acquisition techniques to imaging the peripheral vasculature. In 13th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2013 - MEDICON 2013 (pp. 169-173). (IFMBE Proceedings; Vol. 41). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-00846-2_42