Investigative Radiology September 2021

Through-slice chemical shift artifacts in state-of-the-art turbo-spinecho (TSE) images can be significantly more severe at 7 T than at lower field strengths. In musculoskeletal applications, these artifacts appear similar to bone fractures or neoplastic bone marrow disease. The objective of this work was to explore and reduce through-slice chemical shift artifacts in 2-dimensional (2D) TSE imaging at 7 T. [...]

Investigative Radiology August 2021

The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of a deep learning based superresolution reconstruction technique for T1-weighted volume-interpolated breath-hold examination (VIBESR) on image quality in comparison with standard VIBE images (VIBESD). [...]

Investigative Radiology July 2021

The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of a novel edge enhancement and iterative denoising algorithm in 1.5-T T1-weighted dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) gradient echo (GRE) magnetic resonance imaging of the abdomen on image quality, noise levels, diagnostic confidence, and lesion detectability. [...]

Investigative Radiology March 2021

Quantitative synthetic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) enables the determination of fundamental tissue properties, namely, T1 and T2 relaxation times and proton density (PD), in a single scan. Myelin estimation and brain segmentation based on these quantitative values can also be performed automatically. This study aimed to reveal the changes in tissue characteristics and volumes of the brain according to age and provide age-specific reference values obtained by quantitative synthetic MRI. [...]

Investigative Radiology February 2021

Ultra-high field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (≥7 T) is a unique opportunity to improve the clinical diagnosis of brain pathologies, such as multiple sclerosis or focal epilepsy. However, several shortcomings of 7 T MRI, such as radiofrequency field in homogeneities, could degrade image quality and hinder radiological interpretation. To address these challenges, an original synthetic MRI method based on T1 mapping achieved with the magnetization-prepared 2 rapid acquisition gradient echo (MP2RAGE) sequence was developed. The radiological quality of on-demand T1-based contrasts generated by this technique was evaluated in multiple sclerosis and focal epilepsy imaging at 7 T. [...]