Advances in Fast Vessel-Wall Magnetic Resonance Imaging Using High-Density Coil Arrays

Xuetong Yin, Nan Li, Sen Jia, Xiaoliang Zhang, Ye Li
2021 Investigative Magnetic Resonance Imaging  
Arteriosclerosis is the leading cause of stroke, with a fatality rate surpassing that of ischemic heart disease. High-resolution vessel wall magnetic resonance imaging is generally recognized as a non-invasive and panoramic method for the evaluation of arterial plaque; however, this method requires improved signal-tonoise ratio and scanning speed. Recent advances in high-density head and neck coil arrays are characterized by broad coverage, multiple channels, and closefitting designs. This
more » ... w analyzes fast magnetic resonance imaging from the perspective of accelerated algorithms for vessel wall imaging and demonstrates the need for effective algorithms for signal acquisition using advanced radiofrequency system. We summarize different phased-array structures under various experimental objectives and equipment conditions, introduce current research results, and propose prospective research studies in the future.
doi:10.13104/imri.2021.25.4.229 fatcat:de3fknxzuvf5zee6lumqgo4l6a