Artifact reduction using parallel imaging methods

Top Magn Reson Imaging. 2004 Aug;15(4):267-75. doi: 10.1097/01.rmr.0000143782.39690.8a.


Multiple receiver coils produce images with different but complementary views of a patient. This can be used to shorten scans times but there often remain image artifacts caused by patient motion or physiological processes such as flowing blood. This paper reviews how the extra information from the multiple coils can be used to reduce image artifacts. In one method, affected portions of data can be identified and discarded but enough information is still available to reconstruct an improved image. In other methods, the motion itself is determined and the corrupted data is then corrected, leading to an image with reduced artifacts. Results are presented from images corrupted by motion or by flowing blood.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aortic Diseases / diagnosis
  • Artifacts*
  • Brain Diseases / diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted*
  • Joint Diseases / diagnosis
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
  • Motion