Quality assessment of different Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting (MRF) sequences and their corresponding dictionaries remains an unsolved problem. In this work we present a method in which we approach analysis of MRF dictionaries by performing dimensionality reduction and representing them as low-dimensional point sets (embeddings). Dimensionality reduction was performed using a modification of the t-Distributed Stochastic Neighbor Embedding (t-SNE) algorithm. First, we demonstrated stability of calculated embeddings that allows neglecting the stochastic nature of t-SNE. Next, we proposed and analyzed two algorithms for comparing the embeddings. Finally, we performed two simulations in which we reduced the MRF sequence/dictionary in length or size and analyzed the influence of this reduction on the resulting embedding. We believe that this research can pave the way to development of a software tool for analysis, including better understanding, optimization and comparison, of different MRF sequences.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGraph Learning in Medical Imaging
Subtitle of host publication1st International Workshop, GLMI 2019, held in Conjunction with MICCAI 2019, Proceedings
EditorsDaoqiang Zhang, Luping Zhou, Biao Jie, Mingxia Liu
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages44-52
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-35817-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-35816-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event1st International Workshop on Graph Learning in Medical Imaging, GLMI 2019 held in conjunction with the 22nd International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2019 - Shenzhen, China
Duration: 17 Oct 201917 Oct 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11849
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference1st International Workshop on Graph Learning in Medical Imaging, GLMI 2019 held in conjunction with the 22nd International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2019
CountryChina
CityShenzhen
Period17/10/1917/10/19

    Research areas

  • Dimensionality reduction, Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting (MRF), Point cloud registration, t-SNE

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