Mahdi S. Rahimi1, Kang Wang2, Lauren A. Keith3, James H. Holmes2, Jean H. Brittain2, Harald J. Kramer4, Scott B. Reeder, 34, Frank R. Korosec3, 4
1Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, United States; 2Global Applied Science Lab, GE Healthcare, Madison, WI, United States; 3Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, United States; 4Radiology, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, United States
Peripheral vascular disease is one of the leading causes of disabilities in the United States. Despite recent advances in contrast enhanced MR angiography, new techniques for better diagnosis and monitoring of the disease are of interest. Patients with PVD were scanned using an undersampled Interleaved Variable Density (IVD) sampling pattern and a constrained reconstruction algorithm (HYCR), and images were compared with X-Ray Digital Subtraction Angiography (DSA). Optimized IVD-HYCR technique shows higher spatial and temporal resolutions and superior temporal behavior compared to existing clinical view-sharing methods and the images agree well with DSA.