Sensors 2010, 10(1), 266-279; doi:10.3390/s100100266
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Field Map Reconstruction in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Using Bayesian Estimation

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Received: 30 October 2009; in revised form: 24 December 2009 / Accepted: 25 December 2009 / Published: 30 December 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Image Sensors)
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Abstract: Field inhomogeneities in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) can cause blur or image distortion as they produce off-resonance frequency at each voxel. These effects can be corrected if an accurate field map is available. Field maps can be estimated starting from the phase of multiple complex MRI data sets. In this paper we present a technique based on statistical estimation in order to reconstruct a field map exploiting two or more scans. The proposed approach implements a Bayesian estimator in conjunction with the Graph Cuts optimization method. The effectiveness of the method has been proven on simulated and real data.
Keywords: Magnetic Resonance Imaging; field map estimation; phase unwrapping; bayesian estimation; graph-cuts; Markov Random Field
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Baselice, F.; Ferraioli, G.; Shabou, A. Field Map Reconstruction in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Using Bayesian Estimation. Sensors 2010, 10, 266-279.

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Baselice F, Ferraioli G, Shabou A. Field Map Reconstruction in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Using Bayesian Estimation. Sensors. 2010; 10(1):266-279.

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Baselice, Fabio; Ferraioli, Giampaolo; Shabou, Aymen. 2010. "Field Map Reconstruction in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Using Bayesian Estimation." Sensors 10, no. 1: 266-279.

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