• Ostenson J, Robison RK, Zwart NR, Welch BE. Multi-frequency interpolation in spiral magnetic resonance fingerprinting for correction of off-resonance blurring. Magnetic resonance imaging. 2017 Jul 8. PMID: 28694017 [PubMed].


Magnetic resonance fingerprinting (MRF) pulse sequences often employ spiral trajectories for data readout. Spiral k-space acquisitions are vulnerable to blurring in the spatial domain in the presence of static field off-resonance. This work describes a blurring correction algorithm for use in spiral MRF and demonstrates its effectiveness in phantom and in vivo experiments. Results show that image quality of T1 and T2 parametric maps is improved by application of this correction. This MRF correction has negligible effect on the concordance correlation coefficient and improves coefficient of variation in regions of off-resonance relative to uncorrected measurements.