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Abstract #2396

Enhanced MRI Resolution for Clinical Applications

Ciuhu C, de Haan G, Visser M, Van Muiswinkel A
Philips Research The Netherlands

Magnetic resonance (MR) scanners are used in hospitals to image human body tissues for diagnosis purposes. A compromise between the acquisition time and resolution of the MRI images must always be made. Many Fourier based techniques, like parallel imaging and partial k-space acquisitions are commonly used. Another solution is offered by image processing methods for resolution enhancement. In this paper we discuss a popular video imaging enhancement technique, based on structure controlled Wiener Filters (SCWF), which we have applied to MRI images. We compare it with some known resolution enhancement techniques in the area of image processing.