A Self-Gating Method for Time-Resolved Imaging of Nonuniform Motion

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To develop a self-gating method capable of assessing nonuniform motion, e.g., in cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging of patients with severe arrhythmia, or for imaging of the temporomandibular joint.


The proposed method allows cyclic motion trajectories with a nonuniform pace by replacing the one-dimensional gating signal of conventional image-based self-gating with a two-dimensional gating matrix. The resulting image quality is compared with conventional self-gating and real-time MRI.


Nonuniform self-gating resulted in superior image quality compared with conventional self-gating and the feasibility study showed significantly improved image sharpness (P < 0.01). Further, improvements in image quality were shown compared with golden angle radial parallel sparse MRI.


A new self-gating method was proposed that allows cardiovascular magnetic resonance of arrhythmic patients, which is a common problem in clinical practice. Further, the proposed method enables self-gated imaging of the temporomandibular joint. Magn Reson Med 76:919–925, 2016. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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