Twenty-fold acceleration of 3D projection reconstruction MPI

Justin J. Konkle 2 , Patrick W. Goodwill 1 , Emine Ulku Saritas 1 , Bo Zheng 1 , Kuan Lu 1 , and Steven M. Conolly 1
  • 1 Department of Bioengineering and EECS, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA
  • 2 Department of Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley, 340 Hearst Memorial Mining Building, Berkeley, CA 94720-1762, USA
Justin J. Konkle, Patrick W. Goodwill, Emine Ulku Saritas, Bo Zheng, Kuan Lu and Steven M. Conolly


We experimentally demonstrate a 20-fold improvement in acquisition time in projection reconstruction (PR) magnetic particle imaging (MPI) relative to the state-of-the-art PR MPI imaging results. We achieve this acceleration in our imaging system by introducing an additional Helmholtz electromagnet pair, which creates a slow shift (focus) field. Because of magnetostimulation limits in humans, we show that scan time with three-dimensional (3D) PR MPI is theoretically within the same order of magnitude as 3D MPI with a field free point; however, PR MPI has an order of magnitude signal-to-noise ratio gain.

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