2012 年 68 巻 5 号 p. 554-562
Radial scan method collects blades rotated about the k-space origin. The one blade is the group of the echo acquired each repetition time (TR) in concentric strips. Because each of the blades has the phase-encode direction, it can be expected to be dispersing flow artifact which appear in the phase-encode direction. We examined how to produce flow artifact in radial scan method without motion correction. Flow artifact does not appear like a mass in radial scan method. Background noise in radial scan method tended to decrease when width of the blade is thinner and a number of blades is larger under a number of echo is keeping. In conclusion, unlike past countermeasures against flow artifact in Cartesian method, flow artifact becomes inconspicuous to be dispersed by 360 degrees in radial scan method.