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The Value of compressed sensing 3D MRI sagittal T2 weighted imaging-spectral attenuated in-version recovery to display the anterior talofibular ligament
ZHANG Xiaoyan  MA Peiqi  YUAN Yushan  WANG Zhongqiu  PENG Bin  ZHANG Zongxi 

Cite this article as: ZHANG X Y, MA P Q, YUAN Y S, et al. The Value of compressed sensing 3D MRI sagittal T2 weighted imaging-spectral attenuated in-version recovery to display the anterior talofibular ligament[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2023, 14(6): 71-74, 81. DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2023.06.011.

[Abstract] Objective To investigate the feasibility of using compressed sensing (CS) technology for three-dimensional MRI T2 weighted imaging-spectral attenuated in-version recovery (T2WI-SPAIR) sequence to visualize the anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) and compare the effects of different acceleration factors on imaging.Materials and Methods Forty volunteers underwent ankle scans on 3.0 T MR, including transverse, coronal and sagittal fat saturation proton density-weighted imaging (fsPDWI) sequences scan of conventional ankle and sagittal T2WI-SPAIR sequence scan of the CS-3D ankle joint, CS-4, CS-6 and CS-8 were set according to different acceleration factors (the compression times were 4 times, 6 times and 8 times respectively) of CS technique. Four sets of conventional, CS-4, CS-6, and CS-8 images were obtained for each volunteer. The image quality was assessed via the subjective and objective analysis to evaluate the display effect of the ATFL.Results The subjective evaluation of image quality by two senior diagnostic radiologist showed a high consistency (k=0.913, P<0.001). Wilcoxon-signed rank sum test was performed by two diagnosticians on subjective scores of images in the CS group and the conventional group, and the results showed: there was no significant difference in image quality scores between groups CS-4 and CS-6 and the conventional group (Z=1.417, 1.414, P=0.155, 0.157), while there was significant difference between group CS-8 and the conventional group (Z=3.771, P<0.001). In the objective evaluation, CS-4 group had the highest signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) in the four groups (P<0.05), while CS-8 group had the lowest SNR in the four groups (P<0.05), there was no significant difference in the contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) between CS-6 group and conventional group (P=0.950). The scanning time of CS-4 group, CS-6 group and CS-8 group was about 16%, 43% and 58% shorter than that of conventional group, respectively.Conclusions CS technology combined with 3D MRI can be used for ankle joint examination with 3.0 T MRI, which can not only guarantee the image quality, but also effectively reduce the scanning time, display the anatomical structure in multiple aspects, improve the examination experience of patients, and further optimize the MRI scanning scheme of ankle joint.
[Keywords] ankle joint;anterior talofibular ligament;magnetic resonance imaging;compressed sensing;three-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging;image quality

ZHANG Xiaoyan   MA Peiqi*   YUAN Yushan   WANG Zhongqiu   PENG Bin   ZHANG Zongxi  

Medical Imaging Center of Fuyang People's Hospital, Fuyang 236000, China

Corresponding author: Ma PQ, E-mail:

Conflicts of interest   None.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Fuyang Self funded Science and Technology Plan Project (No. FK202081049).
Received  2021-11-24
Accepted  2023-06-08
DOI: 10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2023.06.011
Cite this article as: ZHANG X Y, MA P Q, YUAN Y S, et al. The Value of compressed sensing 3D MRI sagittal T2 weighted imaging-spectral attenuated in-version recovery to display the anterior talofibular ligament[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2023, 14(6): 71-74, 81. DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2023.06.011.

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