A Framework to Design 3D MRF scans and Reduce Patient Anxiety

    Loud noise during MRI scans is the leading cause of patients’ anxiety, but the origin of this loud noise, mainly fast-switching fields, is also an essential component to generate images. Previous methods rely almost solely on slowing down the switching field to reduce the noise, resulting in reduced scan efficiency. We propose a general framework that could resolve this longstanding conflict by changing the sound of the MRI scan to music while simultaneously providing multiple quantitative tissue properties with high scan efficiency.

Collaborators & Funding : NIH NIBIB, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

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    - Ma D, Pierre EY, Jiang Y, Schluchter MD, Setsompop K, Gulani V, Griswold MA. Music-based magnetic resonance fingerprinting to improve patient comfort during MRI examinations. Magn Reson Med. 2016 Jun;75(6):2303-14. PubMed PMID: 26178439; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4715797.
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