An approach is described in which the field of view (FOV) along the Y (right/left) phase encoding direction can be dynamically altered during a continuously moving table (CMT) coronal acquisition for extended FOV MRI. We hypothesize that with this method, regions of the anatomy exhibiting significantly different lateral widths can be imaged with a matching local FOVY, thereby improving local lateral spatial resolution, k-space raw data from the variable-FOV CMT acquisition do not allow simple Fourier reconstruction due to the presence of a mixture of phase encodes sampled at different ΔkY intervals. In this work, we employ spline interpolation to re-register the mixed data set onto a uniformly sampled k-space grid. Using this interpolation scheme, we present phantom and peripheral contrast-enhanced MR angiography results demonstrating an approximate 45% improvement in local lateral spatial resolution for continuously moving table acquisitions.
- Continuously moving table
- Peripheral contrast-enhanced MRA
- Spatial resolution
- Variable field of view
- k-space interpolation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging