Hing-Chiu Chang1,2, Chun-Jung Juan3, Tzu-Chao Chuang4, Hsiao-Wen Chung2,3
1Global Applied Science Laboratory, GE Healthcare, Taipei, Taiwan; 2Institute of Biomedical Electronics & Bioinformatics, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan; 3Department of Radiology, Tri-Service General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; 4Electrical Engineering, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
The PROPELLER-EPI has been shown useful for diffusion applications with reduced geometric distortion. A 2D phase correction with double-FOV reference image can be applied for oblique ghost reduction in each blade prior to PROPELLER-EPI reconstruction. We demonstrate the feasibility of an alternative method without the need for 2D fitting and determination of 2D margin, using double-FOV reference to estimate linear phase along two dimensions, and then combined with interlaced Fourier transform (FT) to reduce the oblique N/2 ghost. Its insensitivity to very low-resolution double-FOV reference is particularly suitable for RPOPELLER-EPI where low-resolution blades are combined to reconstruct high-resolution images.