Radiological image quality assessment of synthetic 3T MRI image from 64mT MRI

Kh Tohidul Islam, Shenjun Zhong, Parisa Zakavi, Helen Kavnoudias, Shawna Farquharson, Gail Lillian Durbridge, Markus Barth, Katie L McMahon, Paul M. Parizel, Gary F. Egan, Andrew Dwyer, Meng Law, Zhaolin Chen

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Abstract

Motivation: The necessity to enhance the quality of portable low-field MRI images, which are crucial for wider accessibility but lack high-resolution, drives this research. Goal(s): This study aims to determine whether Synthetic 3T technology can elevate low-field image quality to that of high-field 3T standards, making it diagnostically adequate. Approach: We employed a generative network to transform low-field images to higher quality, maintaining pixel-level accuracy and structural integrity. The study involved a paired dataset from 37-healthy subjects and an evaluation on 20-images by two neuroradiologists. Results: Synthetic 3T demonstrated improved clarity, structure, and contrast, aligning closer to the 3T-quality than the original low-field images. Impact: This investigation highlights the potential of Synthetic 3T to bridge the gap in portable MRI imaging, enabling broader clinical utility. Further research could pivot on its application in pathological cases, with an aim to enhance diagnostic capabilities in resource-limited settings.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - May 2024
EventInternational Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) & The International Society for MR Radiographers & Technologists (ISMRT) Annual Meeting & Exhibition 2024  - Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore
Duration: 4 May 20249 May 2024
https://www.ismrm.org/24m/

Exhibition

ExhibitionInternational Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) & The International Society for MR Radiographers & Technologists (ISMRT) Annual Meeting & Exhibition 2024 
Abbreviated titleISMRM & ISMRT 2024
Country/TerritorySingapore
Period4/05/249/05/24
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Keywords

  • Synthetic MR
  • Low-Field MRI
  • 64mT

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