8 May 1989 Oblique Reformatting Of Multislice MR Images For Improved Visualization Of Coronary Arteries
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A technique for reformatting multislice magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data into arbitrary oblique planes has been developed and implemented on a DEC uVax system and allows flexible user interaction for the definition of the desired plane. The user identifies with a cursor features of interest on 2 or 3 different image levels to be combined in the resulting oblique image. The reformatted image can have arbitrary angulation and is created with a pixel dimension equivalent to the original data set. Resolution ranges from the original in-plane resolution to the slice thickness depending on angulation. This method has been applied to the particular problem of improving the presentation of coronary arteries on a conventional set of multislice spin echo cardiac images. In a study including 16 patients it was found that the visible length of coronary segments was increased on average by a factor of 2.
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Nola M. Hylton, William S. Chung, Elias H. Botvinick, Nelson B. Schiller, Phillip Sheldon, Leon Kaufman, "Oblique Reformatting Of Multislice MR Images For Improved Visualization Of Coronary Arteries", Proc. SPIE 1091, Medical Imaging III: Image Capture and Display, (8 May 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.976463; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.976463
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