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A post-processing method for correction and enhancement of chemical shift images
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Cheng، نويسنده , , Yu-Che and Chen، نويسنده , , Jyh-Horng and Wang، نويسنده , , Tsu-Tsuen and Lin، نويسنده , , Ta-Te، نويسنده ,
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روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2009
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Chemical shift imaging (CSI) relies on a strong and homogeneous main field. Field homogeneity ensures adequate coherence between the precessions of individual spins within each voxel. Variation of field strength between different voxels causes geometric distortion and intensity variation in chemical shift images, resulting in errors when analyzing the spatial distribution of specific chemical compounds. A post-processing method, based on detection of the spectral peak of water and baseline subtraction with Lorentzian functions, was developed in this study to automatically correct spectra offsets caused by field inhomogeneity, thus enhancing the contrast of the chemical shift images. Because this method does not require prior field plot information, it offers advantages over existing correction methods. Furthermore, the method significantly reduces geometric distortion and enhances signals of chemical compounds even when the water suppression protocol was applied during the CSI data acquisition. The experimental results of the water and glucose phantoms showed a considerable reduction of artifacts in the spectroscopic images when this post-processing method was employed. The significance of this method was also demonstrated by an analysis of the spatial distributions of sugar and water contents in ripe and unripe bananas.
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Chemical shift imaging , Spectrum , Field inhomogeneity , Sugar Content
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Magnetic Resonance Imaging
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Magnetic Resonance Imaging
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