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Abstract #0011

Joint Reconstruction of Under-Sampled Multiple Contrast Images Using Mutual Information

Eric Wong1

1Radiology/Psychiatry, UC San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States

In clinical MRI, images are often acquired of the same anatomy with multiple forms of contrast. Mutual information has long been used as a criterion for aligning images with different contrast, as it is high for any pair of aligned images. We explore here the maximization of mutual information as a criterion in the joint reconstruction of pairs of under-sampled images with different contrasts. For T1 and T2 weighted images that were under-sampled by a factor of 1.9, maximizing mutual information resulted in excellent reconstructions in less than one second of reconstruction time.