- Japanese Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
- Magnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences (ISSN:13473182)
- pp.tn.2022-0013, (Released:2022-06-23)
We analyzed modified Look-Locker inversion recovery (MOLLI) T1 measurements by applying a dictionary matching strategy and aimed to acquire T1 measurements more accurately than those acquired by the conventional three-parameter matching analysis. We particularly clarified the robustness of this method for measuring heart rate (HR) variability. A phantom experiment using a 3T MRI system was performed for various HRs. The ideal MOLLI signal corresponding to the scan parameter in the MRI experiment was simulated over a wide range of T1 values according to the dictionary. The unknown T1 values were determined by finding the simulated signals in the dictionary corresponding to the measured signals using pattern matching. The measured T1 values showed that the proposed analysis improved the accuracy of T1 measurements compared to those acquired by traditional analysis by up to 10%. In addition, the variability of measurements at several HRs was reduced by up to 100 ms.