Purpose: To develop a technique that is able to reduce acquisition time and remove uneven blurring in reconstructed image for PROPELLER MRI. By using under-sampling and iterative reconstruction, this proposed technique will be less sensitive to subject motion. Materials and Methods: Numerical simulations, as well as experiments on a phantom and healthy human subjects were performed to demonstrate advantages of a combination of under-sampled acquisition and iterative reconstruction. Method of motion correction was modified to increase accuracy of motion correction for the under-sampled PROPELLER acquisition. Results: It was demonstrated that the proposed approach achieved substantial acceleration of PROPELLER acquisition while maintaining its motion correction advantage. Conclusion: An effective method for reducing imaging time in PROPELLER was introduced in this study, which minimizes typical under-sampling artifacts without uneven spatial resolution and maintains the ability of motion correction.
- iterative reconstruction
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging