Institutional Research Information Service
UCL Logo
Please report any queries concerning the funding data grouped in the sections named "Externally Awarded" or "Internally Disbursed" (shown on the profile page) to your Research Finance Administrator. Your can find your Research Finance Administrator at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/finance/research/rs-contacts.php by entering your department
Please report any queries concerning the student data shown on the profile page to:

Email: portico-services@ucl.ac.uk

Help Desk: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ras/portico/helpdesk
Publication Detail
Performance of single spin-echo and doubly refocused diffusion-weighted sequences in the presence of eddy current fields with multiple components.
  • Publication Type:
    Journal article
  • Publication Sub Type:
    Journal Article
  • Authors:
    Nunes RG, Drobnjak I, Clare S, Jezzard P, Jenkinson M
  • Publication date:
  • Pagination:
    659, 667
  • Journal:
    Magn Reson Imaging
  • Volume:
  • Issue:
  • Status:
  • Country:
  • PII:
  • Language:
  • Keywords:
    Brain, Computer Simulation, Diffusion, Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Echo-Planar Imaging, Equipment Design, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Motion, Phantoms, Imaging, Reproducibility of Results
Echo-planar diffusion-weighted images can display significant geometric distortions due to eddy current fields. Several preparation schemes have been proposed, which can null eddy currents with a single time constant. The aim of this work was to compare the performance of three such pulse sequences in the presence of multiple components and investigate whether affine registration is capable of correcting for the resulting distortions. A magnetic resonance imaging simulator was used to eliminate potential confounding factors. The doubly refocused sequences showed substantially reduced effects. Applying affine registration to the single spin-echo images leads to reduced residuals, but not to the level observed for the doubly refocused sequences. Modified versions of the standard single spin-echo and doubly refocused sequences performed better than their original counterparts. Affine registration is not sufficient to correct for strong eddy current effects, which should therefore be minimized at source. When the use of a doubly refocused sequence is not possible, a modified single spin-echo sequence should be considered.
Publication data is maintained in RPS. Visit https://rps.ucl.ac.uk
 More search options
UCL Researchers
Dept of Computer Science
University College London - Gower Street - London - WC1E 6BT Tel:+44 (0)20 7679 2000

© UCL 1999–2011

Search by