Relaxation parameter maps (RPMs) calculated from spin-echo data have provided a basis for the segmentation of normal brain tissues and white matter lesions in multiple sclerosis (MS) MRI studies. However, Conventional Spin-Echo (CSE) sequences, once the core of clinical MRI studies, have been largely replaced by faster ones, which do not allow the calculation a-posteriori of RPMs from clinical studies. Aim of the study was to develop and validate a method to estimate RPMs (pseudo-RPMs) from routine clinical MRI protocols (including 3D-Gradient Echo T1w, FLAIR and fast-T2w sequences), suitable for fully automatic multiparametric segmentation of normal-appearing and pathological brain tissues in MS.

A polynomial regression-based approach to estimate relaxation rate maps suitable for multiparametric segmentation of clinical brain MRI studies in multiple sclerosis

Pirozzi, Maria Agnese;Tranfa, Mario;Tortora, Mario;Lanzillo, Roberta;Brescia Morra, Vincenzo;Brunetti, Arturo;
2022

Abstract

Relaxation parameter maps (RPMs) calculated from spin-echo data have provided a basis for the segmentation of normal brain tissues and white matter lesions in multiple sclerosis (MS) MRI studies. However, Conventional Spin-Echo (CSE) sequences, once the core of clinical MRI studies, have been largely replaced by faster ones, which do not allow the calculation a-posteriori of RPMs from clinical studies. Aim of the study was to develop and validate a method to estimate RPMs (pseudo-RPMs) from routine clinical MRI protocols (including 3D-Gradient Echo T1w, FLAIR and fast-T2w sequences), suitable for fully automatic multiparametric segmentation of normal-appearing and pathological brain tissues in MS.
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