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Project TitleDynamic 3D MRI Data Sampling
Track Code2014-227
Short Description
Tagsmagnetic resonance imaging (MRI), Time-resolved 3D MRI, dynamic contrast enhanced MRI, golden angle, randomized sampling, constrained reconstruction
Posted DateMar 10, 2016 6:54 PM

Market Opportunity

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) involves tradeoffs between data acquisition speed, spatial resolution, spatial coverage, and signal-to-noise ratio. The need for speed in dynamic 3D MRI has led to the use of under-sampled data acquisitions and constrained reconstruction algorithms that incorporate prior information. Several potential benefits have been demonstrated in the recent literature, including improved spatio-temporal resolution, and spatial coverage to imaging protocols such as dynamic contrast enhanced (DCE) MRI and angiography.

USC Solution

USC researchers have developed a method to increase the clinical usability of these prior techniques through a data sampling scheme that can be generated "on-the-fly" on MRI scanners. The key features are computational efficiency and compatibility with modern MRI constrained reconstruction.

Value Proposition

  • Efficient sampling scheme for time-resolved 3D MRI
  • Highly accelerated DCE-MRI
  • Compatible with modern reconstruction methods and parallel imaging and compressed sensing


  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Stage of Development

  • Tested
  • Available for exclusive and non-exclusive license

Intellectual Property

Contact Information

Nikolaus Traitler, Licensing Associate

USC Stevens Center for Innovation

(213) 821-3550



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