Arsne Longin Ella1, Jochen Rick1, Jrgen Hennig1
1Dept. of Diagnostic Radiology, Medical Physics, University Hospital Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
The cyclic retrospective correction of physiological signals, introduced along with Fourier and polynomial fit methods, was shown to be an alternative to RETROICOR (global method). In this study, we evaluated and compared different approaches of physiological signal correction on activated fMRI data acquired at different TR. The results showed: i) an increase in the number of activated voxels for all correction methods ii) no significant difference between global corrections performed using histogram and linear respiratory phases, either with Fourier or polynomial iii) a significant increase of the number of activated voxels after correction with cyclic methods compared to global methods.