International Journal on Magnetic Particle Imaging IJMPI
Vol. 8 No. 1 Suppl 1 (2022): Int J Mag Part Imag
https://doi.org/10.18416/IJMPI.2022.2203061

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Comparison of Reconstruction Methods for Measured FFL Data

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Jonas Schumacher (Fraunhofer Research Institution for Individualized and Cell-Based Medical Engineering IMTE), Mandy Ahlborg (Fraunhofer Research Institution for Individualized and Cell-Based Medical Engineering IMTE), Eric Aderhold (Fraunhofer Research Institution for Individualized and Cell-Based Medical Engineering IMTE), Pascal Stagge (Fraunhofer Research Institution for Individualized and Cell-Based Medical Engineering IMTE), Thorsten M. Buzug (Fraunhofer Research Institution for Individualized and Cell-Based Medical Engineering IMTE), Matthias Gräser (Fraunhofer Research Institution for Individualized and Cell-Based Medical Engineering IMTE)

Abstract

System matrix and x-space resonstruction are two of the main approaches for image reconstruction of field free line magnetic particle imaging. A comparative studiy of both options is performed on data from a phantom
measurement in a permanent magnet-based scanner system. The system matrix reconstruction is performed in a hybrid fashion with data obtained in a spectrometer. This data is also used to obtain the relaxation time and particle diameter of the particles used. A deconvolution can then be used to enhance the image quality of the x-space approach which is compared to the system matrix reconstruction. A slight blurring can be depicted in the x-space reconstruction but overall a good agreement between both approaches is reached with the Structural Similarity Index yielding a value of 0.79.

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