Susceptibility Artifact Correction in Echo Planar Imaging

Left column: Clearly visible artifacts in so called blip-up and blip-down images. Upper right: Corrected blip-down image. Bottom right: Corresponding T1-weighted MR.

The aim of this project is to test a new approach for susceptibility artifact correction in echo planar imaging (EPI). Modeling the EPI-typical deformations along the phase encoding gradient together with mass preserving registration techniques is in focus of this project.

 

Scientists involved:
Publications:
  • L. Ruthotto, H. Kugel, J. Olesch, B. Fischer, J. Modersitzki, M. Burger und C. H. Wolters, Diffeomorphic susceptibility artifact correction of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance images, Phys. Med. Biol. 57, 5715–31 (2012)