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Abstract #2703

Flexible spatial encoding strategy using receive coil aggregates for Halbach magnet array based magnetic resonance imaging

Dong Wei Lu1, Zhi Hua Ren1, and Shao Ying Huang1

1EPD Pillar, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore, Singapore

To make a MRI system portable, a practical approach is applying Halbach magnet array and nonlinear spatial encoding strategy. Here, the rotation of a magnet array for imaging is replaced by electrically forming RF receive coil aggregates with phase delay. For the resultant system with a new encoding matrix, Truncated-Singular-Value-Decomposition with an optimal regularization parameter is proposed which reconstructs images with good quality. An accelerated L-curve method is proposed to obtain the optimal regularization parameter. Results show that the proposed strategy provides considerable improvement of the image quality compared to existing method, e.g. Kaczmarz iteration, without rotating the magnet array.

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