Dynamic MR-Imaging with Radial Scanning, a Post-Acquisition Keyhole Approach
© Copyright © 2003 Hindawi Publishing Corporation 2003
Received: 15 February 2002
Published: 14 April 2003
A new method for 2D/3D dynamic MR-Imaging with radial scanning is proposed. It exploits the inherent strong oversampling in the centre of -space, which holds crucial temporal information of the contrast evolution. It is based on (1) a rearrangement of (novel 3D) isotropic distributions of trajectories during the scan according to the desired time resolution and (2) a post-acquisition keyhole approach. The 2D/3D dynamic images are reconstructed using 2D/3D-gridding and 2D/3D-IFFT. The scan time is not increased with respect to a conventional 2D/3D radial scan of the same image resolution, in addition one benefits from the dynamic information. An application to in vivo ventilation of rat lungs using hyperpolarized helium is demonstrated.