Multiple breath-hold averaging (MBA) method for increased SNR in abdominal MRI

Feinberg, D. A., Rofsky, N. M. and Johnson, G. (1995) Multiple breath-hold averaging (MBA) method for increased SNR in abdominal MRI. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 34 (6). pp. 905-909. ISSN 0740-3194

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Breath-holding during MR imaging eliminates respiratory motion artifacts but places a major time constraint on data acquisition. This constraint limits image signal-to-noise ratio and hence spatial resolution. A new method, multiple breath-hold averaging, is presented that overcomes these time limitations. Several images are acquired in sequential breath-hold periods, separated by periods of normal breathing, and averaged. This averaged image shows the expected increase in SNR with surprisingly little blurring due to misregistration. SNR improvements can be traded for increased spatial resolution. The MBA methodology can also be applied to 3D data acquisitions, dynamic contrast acquisitions, and image subtractions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: magnetic resonance imaging,grase,rare,abdominal mri
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2015 15:00
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2022 01:17
DOI: 10.1002/mrm.1910340617

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