Pseudolesions arising from unfolding artifacts in diffusion imaging with use of parallel acquisition: Origin and remedies

M. C. Chou, C. Y. Wang, H. S. Liu, H. W. Chung, Cheng Yu Chen

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Diffusion imaging acquired with echo-planar imaging (EPI) is usually performed with parallel imaging to reduce geometric distortions, especially at high fields. This study reports the occurrence of pseudolesions in EPI with parallel imaging. The unfolding artifacts are attributed as arising from a mismatch between RF sensitivity profiles and distorted acquisition data in the presence of susceptibility effects, plus strong signals on the b = 0 images. Examples of pseudolesions from the eyeballs are shown, and remedies are suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1099-1101
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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