BMR Publication Highlights
The following are general descriptions of recent highlights from BMR publications. You may also view a complete list of BMR group publications.
MRI Monitoring of Focused Ultrasound Sonications Near Metallic Hardware
We previously developed a method for imaging temperature changes in tissue near metal hardware; here we evaluate its use to monitor MR-guided focused ultrasound treatments.
Artifact-Reduced Imaging of Biopsy Needles with 2D Multispectral Imaging
We have validated the use of an MR imaging method that reduces the image artifacts due to metal objects for tracking biopsy needles in MR-guided procedures.
MRI of Peripheral Nerves
This work enables high-resolution depiction of nerve fascicular structure - evaluation of such structure can be useful in diagnosing subtle nerve damage.
Simultaneous Bilateral Knee MR Imaging
Osteoarthritis (OA) remains a tremendous burden to society, affecting the majority of the population by age 65.
A Mixed-Reality System for Breast Surgical Planning
We have developed a mixed-reality system that projects a 3D “hologram” of images from a preoperative breast MRI onto a patient using the Microsoft HoloLens.
Five-Minute Knee MRI for Simultaneous Morphometry and T2 Relaxometry Using DESS
We have developed a method for knee MRI that can acquire MRI-based biomarkers in a single 5-minute scan.
Accelerated 3D Multispectral MRI with Robust Principal Component Analysis
We have developed a method to acquire diagnostic MR images in 2-3 minutes to help millions of people who have complications related to metal devices, commonly hip replacements, knee replacements or spinal fixations.
Automatic Renal Segmentation for MR Urography Using 3D-GrabCut and Random Forests
A new, automated workflow uses dynamic MR images of the kidney to segment portions of the kidney and quantitatively characterize regional kidney function.
Fat-Based Registration of Breast Dynamic Contrast Enhanced Water Images
Dynamic contrast-enhanced breast MRI scans take 5-10 minutes to acquire, so motion between the temporal phases is a common problem that must be corrected before post-processing.
2D Multi-Spectral Imaging For Fast MRI Near Metal
This approach offers a fast (tens of seconds per slice) approach to MRI near metal while correcting much of the signal loss, distortion and abnormally bright signal that can occur near implanted metal.