k-t2 BLAST: Exploiting spatiotemporal structure in simultaneously cardiac and respiratory time-resolved volumetric imaging
2007 (English)In: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, ISSN 0740-3194, E-ISSN 1522-2594, Vol. 58, no 5, 922-930 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Multidimensional imaging resolving both the cardiac and respiratory cycles simultaneously has the potential to describe important physiological interdependences between the heart and pulmonary processes. A fully five-dimensional acquisition with three spatial and two temporal dimensions is hampered, however, by the long acquisition time and low spatial resolution. A technique is proposed to reduce the scan time substantially by extending the k-t BLAST framework to two temporal dimensions. By sampling the k-t space sparsely in a lattice grid, the signal in the transform domain, x-f space, can be densely packed, exploiting the fact that large regions in the field of view have low temporal bandwidth. A volumetric online prospective triggering approach with full cardiac and respiratory cycle coverage was implemented. Retrospective temporal interpolation was used to refine the timing estimates for the center of k-space, which is sampled for all cardiac and respiratory time frames. This resulted in reduced reconstruction error compared with conventional k-t BLAST reconstruction. The k-t2 BLAST technique was evaluated by decimating a fully sampled five-dimensional data set, and feasibility was further demonstrated by performing sparsely sampled acquisitions. Compared to the fully sampled data, a fourfold improvement in spatial resolution was accomplished in approximately half the scan time.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 58, no 5, 922-930 p.
Cine imaging, k-t BLAST, Respiration, Volumetric MRI
National CategoryEngineering and Technology Medical Laboratory and Measurements Technologies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-47833DOI: 10.1002/mrm.21295ISI: 000250560000009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-47833DiVA: diva2:268729