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Compressed Sensing Coronary MRI Sequence

Technology #20170287

Higher Acceleration Rates than Parallel Imaging

A novel MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) imaging sequence and reconstruction method uses a randomly undersampled acquisition of a 3D k-space to allow a compressed sensing accelerated coronary MRI sequence. Compressed sensing allows for acceleration rates higher than parallel imaging.

Coronary MRI still faces major challenges, including lengthy acquisition time, low signal-to-noise-ratio (SNR), and suboptimal spatial resolution. Higher spatial resolution in the sub-millimeter (sub-mm) range is desirable, but this results in increased acquisition time and lower SNR, hindering its clinical implementation.

Phase of Development

  • Prototype developed. Demonstrated across multiple in vivo studies.


  • Compressed sensing accelerated coronary MRI sequence
  • Randomly undersampled acquisition of a 3D k-space
  • Higher acceleration rates than parallel imaging
  • Improved signal-to-noise ratio


  • Conventional MRI scanners
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

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