Multiple-readout selective inversion recovery angiography

Samuel Wang, D. G. Nishimura, A. Macovski

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We have developed a variation of selective inversion recovery (SIR) angiography that allows us to obtain a collection of several angiograms within the same acquisition time previously required to obtain a single image. In basic SIR, a single readout is performed after the tagging inversion pulse. In multiple-readout SIR, a succession of readout pulses is applied following the inversion pulse. By varying the gradients appropriately during the successive readouts, we can obtain a set of multiple projection-angle angiograms, or, by appropriately spacing the readouts throughout the cardiac cycle, we can obtain a set of time-resolved angiograms. This technique allows us to obtain additional spatial or temporal information without increasing total scan time. A sequence of increasing flip-angle read pulses is used to maintain a constant signal level across the images. A trade-off exists between SNR and the number of images acquired.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)244-251
Number of pages8
JournalMagnetic Resonance in Medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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