Motion and Flow

  • Marinus T. Vlaardingerbroek
  • Jacques A. den Boer


So far in this textbook only stationary tissue is considered. However, patient motion during acquisition causes inconsistencies in phase and amplitude of the (transverse) magnetization, which lead to blurring and ghosts [1]. Methods to minimize these artifacts will be discussed in this chapter. Also, motion itself may be the object of an MRI study, as is for example the case in the study of cardiac motion [2]. Methods used to study moving structures and to avoid the artifacts caused by these moving structures will be surveyed in Sect. 7.2.


Transverse Magnetization Stationary Tissue Inversion Pulse Flow Void Longitudinal Magnetization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marinus T. Vlaardingerbroek
    • 1
  • Jacques A. den Boer
    • 2
  1. 1.The Netherlands
  2. 2.The Netherlands

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