Pei-Hsin Wu1, Hsiao-Wen Chung1, 2, Ming-Long Wu3, 4, Tzu-Chao Chuang5, Tzu-Cheng Chao3, 4
1Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan; 2Institute of Biomedical Electronics and Bioinformatics, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan; 3Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan; 4Institute of Medical Informatics, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan; 5Department of Electrical Engineering, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Previous study demonstrates that optimization of image contrast for morphological depiction using DESS imaging. The sensitivity of DESS signals to functional brain activations, however, has not been explored. In this study, we report the preliminary results from phantom and human experiments to investigate the relationship between functional contrast and the imaging parameters for S+ and S- images, respectively.