International Journal on Magnetic Particle Imaging
Vol 8 No 1 Suppl 1 (2022): Int J Mag Part Imag
https://doi.org/10.18416/IJMPI.2022.2203023

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Side Lobe Informed Center Extraction (SLICE): a projection-space forward model reconstruction for a 2D imaging system

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Erica Ellis Mason (MGH-HST A.A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Harvard-MIT Health Sciences & Technology), Stephen F. Cauley  (Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA, USA), Eli Mattingly  (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA), Monika Sliwiak  (Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA, USA), Lawrence L. Wald  (Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA, USA)

Abstract

A two-dimensional MPI acquisition allows signal from SPIONs outside the intended 2D imaging plane to interfere destructively with that from SPIONs in the desired slice, creating unwanted artifacts in the reconstructed image. We address this "side-lobe" signal interference with a Side Lobe Informed Center Extraction (SLICE) reconstruction, which utilizes a projection-space 3D forward model of the detected harmonics. The developed method reduces the out-of-plane interference artifacts in the 2D image reconstruction without the need to change the simplified acquisition schemes or hardware of the gradiometer detection based FFL system, for example by adding true 3D encoding which would interfere with the goal of fast <5 sec temporal resolution needed for functional brain imaging.

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