Improved magnetic resonance fingerprinting reconstruction with low-rank and subspace modeling


Bo Zhao, Kawin Setsompop, Elfar Adalsteinsson, Borjan Gagoski, Huihui Ye, Dan Ma, Yun Jiang, P Ellen Grant, Mark A Griswold, and Lawrence L Wald. 2018. “Improved magnetic resonance fingerprinting reconstruction with low-rank and subspace modeling.” Magn Reson Med, 79, 2, Pp. 933-942.


PURPOSE: This article introduces a constrained imaging method based on low-rank and subspace modeling to improve the accuracy and speed of MR fingerprinting (MRF). THEORY AND METHODS: A new model-based imaging method is developed for MRF to reconstruct high-quality time-series images and accurate tissue parameter maps (e.g., T , T , and spin density maps). Specifically, the proposed method exploits low-rank approximations of MRF time-series images, and further enforces temporal subspace constraints to capture magnetization dynamics. This allows the time-series image reconstruction problem to be formulated as a simple linear least-squares problem, which enables efficient computation. After image reconstruction, tissue parameter maps are estimated via dictionary-based pattern matching, as in the conventional approach. RESULTS: The effectiveness of the proposed method was evaluated with in vivo experiments. Compared with the conventional MRF reconstruction, the proposed method reconstructs time-series images with significantly reduced aliasing artifacts and noise contamination. Although the conventional approach exhibits some robustness to these corruptions, the improved time-series image reconstruction in turn provides more accurate tissue parameter maps. The improvement is pronounced especially when the acquisition time becomes short. CONCLUSIONS: The proposed method significantly improves the accuracy of MRF, and also reduces data acquisition time. Magn Reson Med 79:933-942, 2018. © 2017 International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.
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