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Technologies 2017, 5(1), 6; doi:10.3390/technologies5010006

Wireless Accelerometer for Neonatal MRI Motion Artifact Correction

Academic Radiology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2JF, UK
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Received: 9 November 2016 / Revised: 10 January 2017 / Accepted: 17 January 2017 / Published: 22 January 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Medical Imaging & Image Processing Ⅱ)
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A wireless accelerometer has been used in conjunction with a dedicated 3T neonatal MRI system installed on a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to measure in-plane rotation which is a common problem with neonatal MRI. Rotational data has been acquired in real-time from phantoms simultaneously with MR images which shows that the wireless accelerometer can be used in close proximity to the MR system. No artifacts were observed on the MR images from the accelerometer or from the MR system on the accelerometer output. Initial attempts to correct the raw data using the measured rotational angles have been performed, but further work will be required to make a robust correction algorithm. View Full-Text
Keywords: neonatal MRI; wireless accelerometer; motion correction neonatal MRI; wireless accelerometer; motion correction
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Paley, M.; Reynolds, S.; Ismail, N.; Herigstad, M.; Jarvis, D.; Griffiths, P. Wireless Accelerometer for Neonatal MRI Motion Artifact Correction. Technologies 2017, 5, 6.

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