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Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv. 2016 Oct;9902:544-552. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-46726-9_63. Epub 2016 Oct 2.

Motion-Robust Reconstruction based on Simultaneous Multi-Slice Registration for Diffusion-Weighted MRI of Moving Subjects.

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Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Abstract

Simultaneous multi-slice (SMS) echo-planar imaging has had a huge impact on the acceleration and routine use of diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI) in neuroimaging studies in particular the human connectome project; but also holds the potential to facilitate DWI of moving subjects, as proposed by the new technique developed in this paper. We present a novel registration-based motion tracking technique that takes advantage of the multi-plane coverage of the anatomy by simultaneously acquired slices to enable robust reconstruction of neural microstructure from SMS DWI of moving subjects. Our technique constitutes three main components: 1) motion tracking and estimation using SMS registration, 2) detection and rejection of intra-slice motion, and 3) robust reconstruction. Quantitative results from 14 volunteer subject experiments and the analysis of motion-corrupted SMS DWI of 6 children indicate robust reconstruction in the presence of continuous motion and the potential to extend the use of SMS DWI in very challenging populations.

KEYWORDS:

Diffusion-weighted; MRI; Motion; Simultaneous multi-slice

PMID:
28127590
PMCID:
PMC5257341
DOI:
10.1007/978-3-319-46726-9_63
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