Challenges and Opportunities in Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting

Friday, October 18, 2019 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Keller 3-180
Nicole Seiberlich (University of Michigan)
Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting (MRF) is a novel approach to collecting quantitative maps of MRI tissue properties in an efficient manner. Instead of focusing on collecting images weighted by specific tissue properties and using them to extract quantitative information, MRF works by extracting these quantitative maps directly from rapidly collected MRI signals. While this approach has been successful in efficiently measuring multiple clinically-relevant tissue properties simultaneously, there are many open signal processing questions to be answered which may further enhance the power of this technology. In this talk, I will explain the basic idea of MRF and how it can be used clinically. I will then discuss the areas where MRF could be improved by advanced signal processing, including experimental design and extraction of quantitative information from the MRI signal.