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Motion and eddy current–induced signal dephasing in in vivo cardiac DTI


Stoeck, Christian T; von Deuster, Constantin; van Gorkum, Robbert J H; Kozerke, Sebastian (2020). Motion and eddy current–induced signal dephasing in in vivo cardiac DTI. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 84(1):277-288.

Abstract

Purpose

To address motion in cardiac DWI, stimulated‐echo acquisition mode (STEAM) and second‐order motion‐compensated spin‐echo (SE) sequences have been proposed. Despite applying motion‐compensation strategies, residual motion can cause misleading signal attenuation. The purpose of this study is to estimate the motion‐induced error in both sequences by analysis of image phase.
Methods

Diffusion‐weighted motion‐compensated SE sequences and STEAM imaging was applied in vivo with diffusion encoding along 3 orthogonal directions. A b‐value range of 100 to 600 s/mm2 and trigger delays of 25%, 50%, and 75% of end systole and middiastole were used. Eddy‐current contributions were obtained from phantom measurements. After computation of motion‐induced phase maps, the amount of signal dephasing was computed from phase gradients, and the resulting errors in diffusion tensor parameters were calculated.
Results

Motion‐induced dephasing from the STEAM sequence showed less dependency on the b‐value and no dependency on the heart phase, whereas SE imaging performed best at 75% end systole followed by 50% end systole and middiastole. For a typical experimental setting, errors of 3.3%/3.0% mean diffusivity, 4.9%/4.8% fractional anisotropy, 2.9º/3.2º helix angulation, 0.8º/0.7º transverse angulation, and 9.9º/10.0º sheet angulation (SE/STEAM) were calculated.
Conclusion

Image phase contains valuable information regarding uncompensated motion and eddy currents in cardiac DTI. Although the trigger delay window for SE is narrower compared with the STEAM‐based approach, imaging in both systole and diastole is feasible and both sequences perform similarly if the trigger delays are selected carefully with SE.

Abstract

Purpose

To address motion in cardiac DWI, stimulated‐echo acquisition mode (STEAM) and second‐order motion‐compensated spin‐echo (SE) sequences have been proposed. Despite applying motion‐compensation strategies, residual motion can cause misleading signal attenuation. The purpose of this study is to estimate the motion‐induced error in both sequences by analysis of image phase.
Methods

Diffusion‐weighted motion‐compensated SE sequences and STEAM imaging was applied in vivo with diffusion encoding along 3 orthogonal directions. A b‐value range of 100 to 600 s/mm2 and trigger delays of 25%, 50%, and 75% of end systole and middiastole were used. Eddy‐current contributions were obtained from phantom measurements. After computation of motion‐induced phase maps, the amount of signal dephasing was computed from phase gradients, and the resulting errors in diffusion tensor parameters were calculated.
Results

Motion‐induced dephasing from the STEAM sequence showed less dependency on the b‐value and no dependency on the heart phase, whereas SE imaging performed best at 75% end systole followed by 50% end systole and middiastole. For a typical experimental setting, errors of 3.3%/3.0% mean diffusivity, 4.9%/4.8% fractional anisotropy, 2.9º/3.2º helix angulation, 0.8º/0.7º transverse angulation, and 9.9º/10.0º sheet angulation (SE/STEAM) were calculated.
Conclusion

Image phase contains valuable information regarding uncompensated motion and eddy currents in cardiac DTI. Although the trigger delay window for SE is narrower compared with the STEAM‐based approach, imaging in both systole and diastole is feasible and both sequences perform similarly if the trigger delays are selected carefully with SE.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Biomedical Engineering
Dewey Decimal Classification:170 Ethics
610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Imaging
Uncontrolled Keywords:Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
Language:English
Date:1 July 2020
Deposited On:30 Oct 2020 13:52
Last Modified:31 Jan 2021 11:36
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
ISSN:0740-3194
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1002/mrm.28132
PubMed ID:31868257
Project Information:
  • : FunderSNSF
  • : Grant IDPZ00P2_174144
  • : Project TitleMR guided biomechanical modelling of the heart - a novel tool to predict remodelling in heart failure
  • : FunderSNSF
  • : Grant IDCR23I3_166485
  • : Project TitleMagnetic Resonance Imaging-Guided Computational Mechanics of Growth and Remodeling of the Failing Heart

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