Multishot diffusion-weighted FSE using PROPELLER MRI

James G. Pipe, Victoria G. Farthing, Kirsten P. Forbes

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A method for obtaining diffusion-weighted images that are free from the artifacts associated with echo-planar acquisitions, such as signal pile-up and geometric warping, is introduced. It uses an ungated, multishot fast spin-echo (FSE) acquisition that is self-navigated. The phase of the refocusing pulses is alternated to minimize non-Carr-Purcell-Meiboom-Gill (CPMG) artifacts. Several reconstruction methods are combined to make this method robust against motion artifacts. Examples are shown of clinical diffusion-weighted imaging and high-resolution diffusion tensor imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-52
Number of pages11
JournalMagnetic Resonance in Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2002


  • Diffusion
  • Fast spin-echo
  • Stroke
  • Tensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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