Towards in vivo diffusion tensor MRI on human heart using edge-preserving regularization.

Carole Frindel, Marc Robini, Stanislas Rapacchi, Eric Stephant, Yue Min Zhu, Pierre Croisille

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We investigate the noise sensitivity in various Diffusion Tensor MRI acquisition protocols in sixteen human ex vivo hearts. In particular, we compare the accuracy of protocols with various numbers of excitations and diffusion sensitizing directions for estimating the principal diffusion directions in the myocardium. It is observed that noise sensitivity decreases as the number of excitations and the number of sensitizing directions increase (and hence as the acquisition time increases). To reduce the effects of noise and to improve the results obtained with a smaller number of excitations and/or a smaller number of sensitizing directions, we introduce a 3-D edge-preserving regularization method operating on diffusion weighted images. It allows to maintain the quality of the principal diffusion direction field while minimizing the acquisition time, which is a necessary step for in vivo diffusion tensor MR imaging of the human heart.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)6008-6011
ページ数4
ジャーナルConference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference
出版ステータスPublished - 2007
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 信号処理
  • 生体医工学
  • コンピュータ ビジョンおよびパターン認識
  • 健康情報学

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