Effect on BOLD sensitivity due to susceptibility-induced echo time shift in spiral-in based functional MRI.

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Abstract

Susceptibility artifacts induced by the magnetic field inhomogeneity exist near the air/tissue interfaces at the ventral brain in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). These susceptibility artifacts will cause geometric distortions and signal loss in reconstructed images. Additionally, the in-plane susceptibility gradients will cause a shift in effective echo time, and therefore influence the blood-oxygen-level dependent (BOLD) sensitivity since it is proportional to effective echo time. In this work, we examine the effective echo time shift and the change of the BOLD sensitivity based on susceptibility gradients. The analysis results show that there are regions, such as the orbitofrontal cortex, that suffer from significant loss of BOLD sensitivity using spiral-in trajectory in BOLD fMRI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4449-4452
Number of pages4
JournalConference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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