Accelerated coronary mri using 3d spirit-raki with sparsity regularization

Seyed Amir Hossein Hosseini, Steen Moeller, Sebastian Weingartner, Kamil Ugurbil, Mehmet Akcakaya

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Coronary MRI is a non-invasive radiation-free imaging tool for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease. One of its limitations is the long scan time, due to the need for high resolution imaging in the presence of respiratory and cardiac motions. Machine learning (ML) methods have been recently utilized to accelerate MRI. In particular, a scan-specific ML technique, called Robust Artifical-neural-network for k-space Interpolation (RAKI) has shown promise in cardiac MRI. However, it requires uniform undersampling. In this study, we sought to extend this approach to arbitrary sampling patterns, using coil self-consistency. This technique, called SPIRiTRAKI, utilizes scan-specific convolutional neural networks to nonlinearly enforce coil self-consistency. Additionally, regularization terms can also be incorporated. SPIRiT-RAKI was used to accelerate right coronary MRI. Reconstructions were compared to SPIRiT for different undersampling patterns and acceleration rates. Results show SPIRiT-RAKI reduces residual aliasing and blurring artifacts compared to SPIRiT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationISBI 2019 - 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538636411
StatePublished - Apr 2019
Event16th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, ISBI 2019 - Venice, Italy
Duration: Apr 8 2019Apr 11 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings. IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging
ISSN (Print)1945-7928


Conference16th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, ISBI 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was partially supported by NIH R00HL111410, P41EB015894, U01EB025144, P41EB027061; NSF CAREER CCF-1651825.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 IEEE.


  • Accelerated imaging
  • Compressed sensing
  • Coronary MRI
  • Deep learning
  • Image reconstruction
  • Machine learning
  • Neural networks
  • Parallel imaging

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article


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