Fast Correction of Eddy-Current and Susceptibility-Induced Distortions Using Rotation-Invariant Contrasts

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Abstract

Diffusion MRI (dMRI) is typically time consuming as it involves acquiring a series of 3D volumes, each associated with a wave-vector in q-space that determines the diffusion direction and strength. The acquisition time is further increased when “blip-up blip-down” scans are acquired with opposite phase encoding directions (PEDs) to facilitate distortion correction. In this work, we show that geometric distortions can be corrected without acquiring with opposite PEDs for each wave-vector, and hence the acquisition time can be halved. Our method uses complimentary rotation-invariant contrasts across shells of different diffusion weightings. Distortion-free structural T1-/T2-weighted MRI is used as reference for nonlinear registration in correcting the distortions. Signal dropout and pileup are corrected with the help of spherical harmonics. To demonstrate that our method is robust to changes in image appearance, we show that distortion correction with good structural alignment can be achieved within minutes for dMRI data of infants between 1 to 24 months of age.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2020 - 23rd International Conference, Proceedings
EditorsAnne L. Martel, Purang Abolmaesumi, Danail Stoyanov, Diana Mateus, Maria A. Zuluaga, S. Kevin Zhou, Daniel Racoceanu, Leo Joskowicz
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages34-43
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783030597122
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event23rd International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2020 - Lima, Peru
Duration: 2020 Oct 42020 Oct 8

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12262 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference23rd International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2020
CountryPeru
CityLima
Period20/10/420/10/8

Keywords

  • Eddy-current distortion
  • Rotation-invariant contrasts
  • Susceptibility-induced distortion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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