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Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) method and apparatus for determining an angiogram, in the form of a two-dimensional array of pixel intensities, from time-of-flight or phase contrast MRA volumetric image data utilizes a weighted sum, pixel by pixel, of integration projection (IP) and maximum intensity projection (MIP) 2D pixel arrays formed in the same viewing direction. The forming of the integration projection pixel array is preceded by optional background suppression and optional application of a depth cueing intensity weighting function varying along the viewing direction. The background suppression procedure contains a non-linear unsharp filtering portion followed by an intensity thresholding step.

Title
Magnetic resonance angiography method and apparatus employing an integration projection
Application Number
8/49907
Publication Number
5368033
Application Date
April 20, 1993
Publication Date
November 29, 1994
Inventor
Mehran Moshfeghi
White Plains
NY, US
Agent
Jack D Slobod
Assignee
North American Philips Corporation
NY, US
IPC
A61B 5/055
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