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Abstract #3101

Deep learning-based B0 inhomogeneities mapping using sparse CEST spectral data

Yiran Li1, Danfeng Xie1, Hanlu Yang1, Li Bai1, Guanshu Liu2, and Ze Wang3
1Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Temple University, PHILADELPHIA, PA, United States, 2Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, United States, 3Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, United States

Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer (CEST) is an MR based imaging method that can image compounds containing protons exhibiting a suitable exchange rate with bulk water. One of the crucial technical hurdles in CEST MRI is, as CEST signal highly depends on the saturation frequency, how to accurately correct the B0 inhomogeneity in each voxel. We proposed two deep learning (DL) based methods for estimating B0 inhomogeneities to accelerate CEST imaging using spare samples. While only a small sample size was used, our study shows the potential of DL-based B0 mapping, which can greatly reduce the total CEST acquisition time.

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