MR Fingerprinting for partial volume fractions quantification: A simulation study.

Barbieri M., Brizi L., Bortolotti V., Fantazzini P.
  Venerdì 15/09   15:30 - 18:30   Aula A204   V - Biofisica e fisica medica
Recently, Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting (MRF) has been introduced to obtain multi-parametric MRI maps. The analysis of the capability of MRF to detect and quantify tissue partial volumes within a voxel is at the very beginning, although it is an interesting topic. In this work, we have investigated by simulations the MRF capability to quantify parameters ($ T1, T2$) and volume fractions in a multi-component voxel. Starting from standard pulse sequences with pseudo-random flip angles and repetition times, we have studied the efficiency of MRF to recognize the partial volume fractions of a model system in the presence of different noise levels.