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Sophisticated study of time, frequency and statistical analysis for gradient-switching-induced potentials during MRI

Abstract

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a standard procedure in medical imaging, on a par with echography and tomodensitometry. In contrast to radiological procedures, no harmful radiation is produced. The constant development of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques has enabled the production of higher resolution images. The switching of magnetic field gradients for MRI imaging generates induced voltages that strongly interfere with the electrophysiological signals (EPs) collected simultaneously. When the bandwidth of the collection amplifiers is higher than 150 Hz, these induced voltages are difficult to eliminate. Understanding the behavior of these artefacts contributes to the development of new digital processing tools for better quality EPs. In this paper, we present a study of induced voltages collected in vitro using a device (350 Hz bandwidth). The experiments were conducted on a 1.5T MRI machine with two MRI sequences (fast spin echo (FSE) and cine gradient echo (CINE)) and three slice orientations. The recorded induced voltages were then segmented into extract patterns called “artefact puffs”. Two analysis series, “global” and “local”, were then performed. The study found that the temporal and frequency characteristics were specific to the sequences and orientations of the slice and that, despite the pseudo-periodic character of the artefacts, the variabilities within the same recording were significant. These evolutions were confirmed by two stationarity tests: the Kwiatkowski–Phillips–Schmidt–Shin (KPSS) and the time-frequency approach. The induced potentials, all stationary at the global scale, are no longer stationary at the local scale, which is an important issue in the design of optimal filters adapted to reduce MRI artifacts contaminating a large bandwidth, which varies between 0 and 500 Hz.

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hal-04466459 , version 1 (19-02-2024)

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Karim Bouzrara, Odette Fokapu, Ahmed Fakhfakh, Faouzi Derbel. Sophisticated study of time, frequency and statistical analysis for gradient-switching-induced potentials during MRI. Bioengineering, 2023, 10 (11), pp.n°1282. ⟨10.3390/bioengineering10111282⟩. ⟨hal-04466459⟩
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