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Abstract #3786

Fast Automatic Coil Selection for Radial Stack-Of-Stars GRE Imaging

Robert Grimm1, Christoph Forman2, Jana Hutter1, Berthold Kiefer3, Joachim Hornegger1, Kai Tobias Block4

1Pattern Recognition Lab, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany; 2Pattern Recognition Lab, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nrnberg, Erlangen, Germany; 3Siemens Healthcare, Erlangen, Germany; 4Department of Radiology, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York City, NY, United States

In radial stack-of-stars GRE imaging, distortions of the magnetic B0 field and gradient fields distant from the isocenter can cause significant streaking artifacts. The image quality can be severely degraded by coils that contribute mostly artifacts but little image information.