Acceleration of chemical shift encoding-based water fat MRI for liver proton density fat fraction and T2 mapping using compressed sensing

Fabian K. Lohöfer, Georgios A. Kaissis, Christina Müller-Leisse, Daniela Franz, Christoph Katemann, Andreas Hock, Johannes M. Peeters, Ernst J. Rummeny, Dimitrios Karampinos, Rickmer F. Braren

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Abstract

Objectives To evaluate proton density fat fraction (PDFF) and T2* measurements of the liver with combined parallel imaging (sensitivity encoding, SENSE) and compressed sensing (CS) accelerated chemical shift encoding-based water-fat separation. Methods Six-echo Dixon imaging was performed in the liver of 89 subjects. The first acquisition variant used acceleration based on SENSE with a total acceleration factor equal to 2.64 (acquisition labeled as SENSE). The second acquisition variant used acceleration based on a combination of CS with SENSE with a total acceleration factor equal to 4 (acquisition labeled as CS +SENSE). Acquisition times were compared between acquisitions and proton density fat fraction (PDFF) and T2*-values were measured and compared separately for each liver segment. Results Total scan duration was 14.5 sec for the SENSE accelerated image acquisition and 9.3 sec for the CS+SENSE accelerated image acquisition. PDFF and T2* values did not differ significantly between the two acquisitions (paired Mann-Whitney and paired t-test P>0.05 in all cases). CS+SENSE accelerated acquisition showed reduced motion artifacts (1.1%) compared to SENSE acquisition (12.3%). Conclusion CS+SENSE accelerates liver PDFF and T2*mapping while retaining the same quantitative values as an acquisition using only SENSE and reduces motion artifacts.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0224988
JournalPLoS ONE
Volume14
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2019
Externally publishedYes

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