An Improved MRI Method for Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced Imaging of Tumors

Xiuquan Ji, Jingfei Ma, Michael Aref, Erik Wiener, Zhi Pei Liang

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Acquiring high-resolution dynamic images is desirable but often technically challenging in contrast-enhanced tumor imaging due to the limited data acquisition speed. This paper presents an improved Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) method for dynamic contrast-enhanced imaging of tumors, which involves a new data acquisition scheme and a reconstruction algorithm using a generalized-series model. Simulation results using phantom and real tumor MRI imaging data show that the method can provide significant improvements in spatiotemporal resolution over previous methods such as Keyhole.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)478-481
Number of pages4
JournalAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2003
EventA New Beginning for Human Health: Proceedings of the 25th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 17 Sep 200321 Sep 2003



  • Contrast-enhanced tumor imaging
  • Generalized-series model
  • Image reconstruction
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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