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Magn Reson Med. 1996 Dec;36(6):960-4.

Correction for distortion of echo-planar images used to calculate the apparent diffusion coefficient.

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Department of Radiology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.


An algorithm for correcting the distortions that occur in diffusion-weighted echo-planar images due to the strong diffusion-sensitizing gradients is presented. The dominant distortions may be considered to be only changes of scale coupled with a shear and linear translation in the phase-encoding direction. It is then possible to correct for them by using an algorithm in which each line of the image in the phase-encoding direction is considered in turn, with only one parameter (the scale) to be found by searching.

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