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Abstract #1670

Metallic Implant Reconstruction from MAVRIC B0 Field Maps

Kevin Koch1, Kevin King1, Matthew F. Koff2, Hollis Potter2

1GE Healthcare, Milwaukee, WI, United States; 2Department of Radiology and Imaging, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, United States

The MAVRIC family of metal artifact suppression techniques produces B0 field maps as part of its unique reconstruction process. Here, we demonstrate a solution to the inverse problem of reconstructing an implant from its generated B0 perturbation. MAVRIC field maps are used to determine the composition and geometry of imaged implants. A sample case is demonstrated with hip fixation hardware. There are a variety of clinical applications for this use of by-products from MAVRIC metal artifact suppression sequences.