MARBLES - Metal Artifact Based Landmark Enhanced Susceptibility Weighted Imaging For Interventional Device Localization In MRI. Conference Paper uri icon


  • Susceptibility Weighted Imaging (SWI) is a method extensively studied for its application to improve contrast in MR imaging modality. The method enhances the visualization of magnetically susceptible content such as iron, calcium and zinc in the tissues by using the susceptibility differences in tissues to generate a unique image contrast. In this study, we propose an SWI based approach to improve the visualization of interventional devices in MRI data. Results obtained from two datasets (biopsy needle and brachytherapy seeds), indicate SWI to be suitable for visualization of the interventional devices, while also being computationally faster when compared with quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM).

name of conference

  • 2018 40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

published proceedings

  • Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc

author list (cited authors)

  • Dhulipala, P. V., Shi, C., Xie, G., Wang, H., & Ji, J. X.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Dhulipala, Pranav Vaidik||Shi, Caiyun||Xie, Guoxi||Wang, Haifeng||Ji, Jim X

publication date

  • July 2018