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Image reconstruction in magnetic resonance imaging: the Phantom, Cat Woman and Transformers


Forbes, LK and Brideson, MA and While, PT, Image reconstruction in magnetic resonance imaging: the Phantom, Cat Woman and Transformers, ANZIAM 2011 the 47th ANZIAM Conference, 30 Jan-3 Feb 2011, Glenelg, Adelaide, pp. 67. ISBN 978-0-9805142-2-3 (2011) [Conference Extract]


Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a technique now commonly used in hospitals to image soft tissue in the body. The advantage is that it can often give clear images non-invasively, that is, without surgery. The images we see, however, are not "photographs" of body organs, but rather they are mathematically recreated using Fourier Transforms. This technique can be shown to be accurate, provided that the background magnetic field varies linearly with position in the body. In reality, of course, the magnetic field contains non-linear components, and these can distort the recreated image, giving incorrect locations for body organs, or else indicating shadowy regions in the image which are not really present ("false positives"). This talk will discuss the use of a Phantom image, which in principle can remove the effects of these field non-linearities entirely. The idea is simple, and will be illustrated on a photographic image. In the process, we will endeavor to exceed Schrodinger's Cat in sheer cuteness.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Research Division:Mathematical Sciences
Research Group:Applied mathematics
Research Field:Applied mathematics not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in engineering
UTAS Author:Forbes, LK (Professor Larry Forbes)
UTAS Author:Brideson, MA (Dr Michael Brideson)
UTAS Author:While, PT (Dr Peter While)
ID Code:73427
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Mathematics and Physics
Deposited On:2011-10-06
Last Modified:2011-10-06

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