A motion correction scheme by twin-echo navigation for diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging with multiple RF echo acquisition

Authors

  • Susumu Mori Ph.D.,

    Corresponding author
    1. Johns Hopkins University Medical School, Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Baltimore, Maryland
    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology, 217 Traylor Building, 720 Rutland Avenue, Baltimore, MD. 21205
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Peter C. M. van Zijl

    1. Johns Hopkins University Medical School, Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Baltimore, Maryland
    Search for more papers by this author

Abstract

In this paper, a series of diffusion-weighted fast spin-echo (FSE) sequences with a new motion correction scheme are introduced. This correction scheme is based on the navigator echo technique. Unlike conventional spin-echo imaging, motion correction for FSE is complicated by the phase oscillation between odd-numbered and even-numbered echoes and the complex phase relationship between spin echo and stimulated echo components. In our approach, incoherent phase shifting due to motion is monitored by consecutive acquisition of two navigator echoes, which provide information on both inter-echo and intra-echo train phase shifts. Applications to both phantom and in vivo studies are presented.

Ancillary