Title: MRI image enhancement by PROPELLER data fusion

Authors: Krzysztof Malczewski

Addresses: Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Poznan University of Technology, Poland

Abstract: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) image reconstruction, based on the frequency-domain Super-Resolution (SR) algorithm, is presented in this paper. It is shown that the approach improves MRI spatial resolution in cases where Periodically Rotated Overlapping Parallel Lines with Enhanced Reconstruction (PROPELLER) sequences are used. The PROPELLER MRI method collects data in rectangular |blades| rotated around the origin of the k-space. Inter-blade patient motion is the premise for the use of SR technique. Images obtained from sets of irregularly located frequency-domain samples are combined into the high-resolution MRI image. The SR reconstruction replaces the usually applied direct averaging of low-resolution images. This is an expanded version of a paper presented at the 3rd IEEE International Workshop on Medical Measurements and Applications, 9–10 May 2008, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

Keywords: MRI; magnetic resonance imaging; MRI image reconstruction; PROPELLER; periodically rotated overlapping parallel lines; enhanced reconstruction; MRI blade-based sequences; super-resolution; image fusion; medical imaging.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAMC.2009.026850

International Journal of Advanced Media and Communication, 2009 Vol.3 No.1/2, pp.25 - 34

Published online: 27 Jun 2009 *

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