Murat Aksoy1, Christoph Forman1, Matus Straka1, Samantha Jane Holdsworth1, Stefan Tor Skare1, Juan Manuel Santos2, Joachim Hornegger3, Roland Bammer1
1Department of Radiology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States; 2Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States; 3Computer Science, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany
Due to the prolonged acquisition time, correction of rigid-head motion artifacts is essential for diagnostic image quality in diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). In this study, we performed prospective, real-time rigid head motion correction for DTI. This is achieved by using a single camera mounted on a head coil together with a 3D, self-encoded checkerboard marker that is attached to the patient's forehead. The results show that the proposed setup is very effective in removing rigid head motion artifacts even for very motion-sensitive scans, such as DTI.