Dan Rettmann1, Manojkumar Saranathan1, James Glockner2
1Applied Science Lab, GE Healthcare, Rochester, MN, United States; 2Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, United States
Dynamic contrast enhanced MRI (DCEMRI) and MR angiography (MRA) are both beset by the conflicting requirements of spatial and temporal resolution. Various schemes have been proposed and evaluated for high spatio-temporal resolution MR imaging which incorporate combinations of partial Fourier imaging, sub-sampling, view sharing and parallel imaging to effect acceleration. We propose DISCO (DIfferential Subsampling with Cartesian Ordering), a flexible k-space segmentation scheme that minimizes sensitivity to eddy currents and motion for dynamic imaging while dispersing artifacts and residual ghosting and demonstrate its use in first pass contrast enhanced liver imaging.