Patent Number: 7,102,348

Title: MRI method and apparatus for faster data acquisition or better motion artifact reduction

Abstract: In a method and apparatus for generating a magnetic resonance image, raw magnetic resonance data are acquired from a subject for each of a number of PROPELLER strips using, for each strip, multiple magnetic resonance reception coils in a partial acquisition technique (PAT), and the raw data in said PROPELLER strips are entered into k-space according to the PROPELLER scan. A PAT reconstruction of the data in k-space is conducted dependent on the respective sensitivities of the reception coils, and a PROPELLER reconstruction of the data in k-space is conducted after the PAT reconstruction for generating a magnetic resonance image of the subject.

Inventors: Zhang; Qiang (Chicago, IL), Simonetti; Orlando (Chicago, IL)

Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

International Classification: G01V 3/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018