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Error propagation model for microscopic magnetic resonance elastography shear-wave images.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Shadi F. Othman, University of the Pacific
  • Xiaohong Joe Zhou
  • Huihui Xu, University of the Pacific
  • Thomas J. Royston
  • Richard L. Magin, University of Illinois
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Microscopic magnetic resonance elastography is a high-resolution method for visualizing shear waves and assessing the biomechanical viscoelastic properties of small biological samples. In this work, we used error propagation to develop a simple analytical model that relates the signal-to-noise ratio of MR magnitude images to the variance in shear-wave maps collected using gradient-echo and spin-echo phase-contrast pulse sequences. Our model predicts results for shear-wave images in phantoms, which match the experimentally observed phase variance within 8%. This model can be used to optimize MR pulse sequences for elastography studies, as well as other phase-difference techniques in MRI.
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Shadi F. Othman, Xiaohong Joe Zhou, Huihui Xu, Thomas J. Royston, et al.. "Error propagation model for microscopic magnetic resonance elastography shear-wave images." Magnetic Resonance Imaging Vol. 25 Iss. 1 (2007) p. 94 - 100 ISSN: 0730-725X
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