J-based Magnetic Resonance Conductivity Tensor Imaging (MRCTI) at 3 T

Sadighi M., Goksu C., EYÜBOĞLU B. M.

36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE-Engineering-in-Medicine-and-Biology-Society (EMBC), Illinois, United States Of America, 26 - 30 August 2014, pp.1139-1142 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Illinois
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.1139-1142
  • Keywords: Magnetic resonance, imaging, conductivity tensor imaging, anisotropic conductivity imaging, IMPEDANCE TOMOGRAPHY MREIT
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, current density (J) - based Magnetic Resonance Conductivity Tensor Imaging (MRCTI) reconstruction algorithms namely, the Anisotropic Equipotential Projection (AEPP), the Anisotropic J-Substitution (AJS) and the Anisotropic Hybrid J-Substitution (AHJS) algorithms are implemented to reconstruct conductivity tensor images of a physical phantom using a 3T magnetic resonance imaging system. 10mA current pulses are injected in synchrony with a conventional spin-echo pulse sequence. Furthermore, a new J-based hybrid algorithm namely, the Anisotropic Hybrid Equipotential Projection (AHEPP) is proposed. In addition, reconstruction performances of the four algorithms are evaluated.