echo-planar imaging

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ech·o-pla·nar imaging

 (ĕk′ō-plā′nər, -när′)
A magnetic resonance imaging technique that allows real-time, video-rate acquisition of single images for medical and scientific applications, such as imaging blood flow in the brain.
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Diffusion-weighted images were acquired in the transverse plane using a spin-echo echo-planar imaging sequence with diffusion-gradient encoding in three orthogonal directions.
18,19) These are referred to as a spin-and gradient-echo echo-planar imaging (SAGE EPI) MRI.
Scientists from the University of Nottingham used an ultra-fast MRI scanning technique called echo-planar imaging to image the volunteers' stomachs in real time until they looked empty.
Functional MRI data were acquired on a 3-Tesla scanner using a 2D gradient echo-planar imaging sequence during two modified Stroop paradigms.
Mansfield reduced the time to a mere 20 milliseconds using echo-planar imaging, a technique still used today.
Optional software modules enable the Icon to perform the latest MRI applications, such as relaxometry mapping, fast echo-planar imaging, ultra-short echo time lung imaging or contrast agent research.
While currently available, echo-planar imaging (EPI) techniques for DWI are not ideal for imaging the spine due to issues of susceptibility artifact and distortion.