Wavelet-encoded MR imaging

Magn Reson Med. 1992 Apr;24(2):275-87. doi: 10.1002/mrm.1910240209.


Wavelet encoding is presented and compared to phase encoding. In wavelet encoding a distribution of spins is excited by a slice selective RF pulse; for each repetition time the distribution excited has the profile of a wavelet at different scale and translation. The spin density can be reconstructed with an inverse wavelet transform. Wavelet encoding has three advantages over phase encoding: (1) there is no Gibb's ringing from partial volume effects, (2) the effective repetition time can be 36 times the repetition time for a 256 x 256 image, and (3) motion artifacts are local and dramatically reduced. Using wavelet encoding, a 256 x 256 T2-weighted projection image can be acquired in 33 s.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Artifacts
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
  • Time Factors