publication . Other literature type . Article . 2015

A Promising Technique for Accelerated Diffusion Tensor Imaging of Skeletal Muscle

Filli, Lukas; Piccirelli, Marco; Kenkel, David; Guggenberger, Roman; Andreisek, Gustav; Beck, Thomas; Runge, Val M; Boss, Andreas;
  • Published: 01 Jul 2015
  • Publisher: Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health)
  • Country: Switzerland
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of accelerated diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) of skeletal muscle using echo planar imaging (EPI) applying simultaneous multislice excitation with a blipped controlled aliasing in parallel imaging results in higher acceleration unaliasing technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS After federal ethics board approval, the lower leg muscles of 8 healthy volunteers (mean [SD] age, 29.4 [2.9] years) were examined in a clinical 3-T magnetic resonance scanner using a 15-channel knee coil. The EPI was performed at a b value of 500 s/mm without slice acceleration (conventional DTI) as well as with 2-fold and 3-fold a...
free text keywords: Clinic for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Clinic for Neuroradiology, 610 Medicine & health, Aliasing, Radiology, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Multislice, Fractional anisotropy, Biomedical engineering, Skeletal muscle, medicine.anatomical_structure, Nuclear medicine, business.industry, business, Anisotropy, Diffusion MRI, Image quality, Acceleration
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