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1. (WO2018184056) MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING METHOD AND APPARATUS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/184056    International Application No.:    PCT/AU2017/050294
Publication Date: Fri Oct 12 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Apr 06 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: G01R 33/20
A61B 5/055
Applicants: THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Inventors: STÄB, Daniel
BARTH, Markus
Title: MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING METHOD AND APPARATUS
Abstract:
A magnetic resonance imaging method for imaging an anatomical region of a subject, the method comprising: generating an imaging field, the anatomical region being provided in an acquisition space within the imaging field; generating multiple acquisition sequences, each acquisition sequence including an RF excitation pulse, and gradient field pulses configured to generate a readout trajectory in k-space, each readout trajectory including a number of scan lines extending in a frequency encoding direction and spaced in a second phase encoding direction along a phase encoding axis, and the multiple acquisition sequences generating a plurality of readout trajectories extending over at least part of an acquisition space, the readout trajectories being rotated at least partially about the phase encoding axis; acquiring echo signals from the readout trajectories for each of the multiple acquisition sequences to generate k-space data; and, processing the k-space data to generate at least one image representation of the anatomical region.