Development of a Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping (QSM) phantom for validation of acquisition strategies and post-processing tools at 3 T
Padriac Hooper1,2, Monique Tourell1,2, Kieran O'Brien2,3, Jin Jin2,3, Simon Daniel Robinson1,4,5,6, and Markus Barth1,2,7
1Centre for Advanced Imaging, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 2ARC Training Centre for Innovation in Biomedical Imaging Technology, Brisbane, Australia, 3Siemens Healthcare Pty Ltd, Brisbane, Australia, 4High Field MR Center, Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-Guided Therapy, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, 5Karl Landsteiner Institute for Clinical Molecular MR in Musculoskeletal Imaging, Vienna, Austria, 6Department of Neurology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria, 7School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
The phantom was developed to cover the full range of physiological and pathological magnetic susceptibility seen in iron- and calcium-containing tissue, using 4 materials within the one phantom. The phantom facilitates quality assurance for acquisition strategies and post-processing tools.
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