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Model-free phasor image analysis of quantitative myocardial T-1 mapping

Franssen, Wouter MJ; Treibel, Thomas A; Seraphim, Andreas; Weingartner, Sebastian; Terenzi, Camilla; (2022) Model-free phasor image analysis of quantitative myocardial T-1 mapping. Scientific Reports , 12 , Article 19840. 10.1038/s41598-022-23872-9. Green open access

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Abstract

Model-free phasor image analysis, well established in fluorescence lifetime imaging and only recently applied to qMRI T2 data processing, is here adapted and validated for myocardial qMRI T1 mapping. Contrarily to routine mono-exponential fitting procedures, phasor enables mapping the lifetime information from all image voxels to a single plot, without resorting to any regression fitting analysis, and describing multi-exponential qMRI decays without biases due to violated modelling assumptions. In this feasibility study, we test the performance of our recently developed full-harmonics phasor method for unravelling partial-volume effects, motion or pathological tissue alteration, respectively on a numerically-simulated dataset, a healthy subject scan, and two pilot patient datasets. Our results show that phasor analysis can be used, as alternative method to fitting analysis or other model-free approaches, to identify motion artifacts or partial-volume effects at the myocardium-blood interface as characteristic deviations, or delineations of scar and remote myocardial tissue in patient data.

Type: Article
Title: Model-free phasor image analysis of quantitative myocardial T-1 mapping
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-23872-9
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-23872-9
Language: English
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UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular Science > Clinical Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10162972
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