Orthogonal CSPAMM (OCSPAMM) MR tagging for imaging ventricular wall motion

Hui Wang, Mo Kadbi, Melanie Kotys, Mehmet Ersoy, George P. Chatzimavroudis, Randolph M. Setser, Motaz Alshaher, Stefan E. Fischer, Amir A. Amini

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Abstract

Tagged magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has the ability to directly and non-invasively alter tissue magnetization and produce tags on the deforming tissue [1], [2]. Since its development, the Spatial Modulation of Magnetization (SPAMM) [2] tagging pulse sequence has been widely available and is the most commonly used technique for producing sinusoidal tag patterns. However, SPAMM suffers from tag fading which occurs in the later phases of the cardiac cycle. Complementary SPAMM (CSPAMM) was introduced to solve this problem by acquiring and subtracting two SPAMM images [3]. The drawback of CSPAMM is that it results in doubling of the acquisition time. In this paper, we propose a novel pulse sequence, termed Orthogonal CSPAMM (OCSAPMM), which results in the same acquisition time as SPAMM for 2D deformation estimation while keeping the advantages of CSPAMM. Different from CSPAMM, in OCSPAMM the second tagging pulse orientation is rotated 90 degrees relative to the first one so that motion information can be obtained simultaneously in two directions. A cardiac motion phantom, which independently models cardiac wall thickening and rotation in the human heart was used to show the effectiveness of the proposed pulse sequence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2011
Pages535-538
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Event33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2011 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Aug 30 2011Sep 3 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Other

Other33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period8/30/119/3/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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