Fast MRI technique captures neuromuscular movements in real time
Real-time magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) refers to the continuous monitoring ("filming") of moving objects in real time. Because MRI
is based on time-consuming scanning of k-space, real-time MRI was possible only with low image quality or low temporal resolution.
Using an iterative reconstruction algorithm these limitations have recently been removed: a new method for real-time MRI achieves a temporal resolution of 20 to 30 milliseconds for images with an in-plane resolution of 1.5 to 2.0 mm.
Real-time MRI promises to add important information about diseases of the joints and the heart. In many cases MRI examinations may become easier and
more comfortable for patients.
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