An algorithm to speed up MRI scans

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan time could be cut to just 15 minutes (from about 45 minutes currently), thanks to an algorithm developed at MIT’s Research Laboratory of Electronics.

In a paper to be published in the journal Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, researchers detail an algorithm that uses information gained from the first contrast scan to help it produce subsequent images.

By doing so, the scanner does not have to start from scratch each time it produces a different image from raw data, but already has a basic outline to work from, considerably shortening the time it takes to acquire each later scan.

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