Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (U.S.); International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Wiley

Journal description

Magnetic Resonance in Medicine is an international journal devoted to the publication of original investigations concerned with all aspects of the development and use of nuclear magnetic resonance and electron paramagnetic resonance techniques for medical applications.

Current impact factor: 3.40

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 Impact Factor 3.398
2012 Impact Factor 3.267
2011 Impact Factor 2.964
2010 Impact Factor 3.267
2009 Impact Factor 3.225
2008 Impact Factor 3.449
2007 Impact Factor 3.131
2006 Impact Factor 3.427
2005 Impact Factor 3.508
2004 Impact Factor 3.468
2003 Impact Factor 3.313
2002 Impact Factor 3.25
2001 Impact Factor 3.437
2000 Impact Factor 3.121
1999 Impact Factor 3.757
1998 Impact Factor 2.962
1997 Impact Factor 3.012

Impact factor over time

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Additional details

5-year impact 3.95
Cited half-life 9.20
Immediacy index 0.56
Eigenfactor 0.04
Article influence 1.16
Website Magnetic Resonance in Medicine website
Other titles Magnetic resonance in medicine (Online), Magnetic resonance in medicine
ISSN 0740-3194
OCLC 44077775
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details


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    • If OnlineOpen is available, BBSRC, EPSRC, MRC, NERC and STFC authors, may self-archive after 12 months
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    • Reviewed 18/03/14
    • Please see former John Wiley & Sons and Blackwell Publishing policies for articles published prior to February 2007
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Purpose: Compressed sensing methods with motion estimation and compensation techniques have been proposed for the reconstruction of accelerated dynamic MRI. However, artifacts that naturally arise in compressed sensing reconstruction procedures hinder the estimation of motion from reconstructed images, especially at high acceleration factors. This work introduces a robust groupwise nonrigid motion estimation technique applied to the compressed sensing reconstruction of dynamic cardiac cine MRI sequences. Theory and Methods: A spatio-temporal regularized, groupwise, nonrigid registration method based on a B-splines deformation model and a least squares metric is used to estimate and to compensate the movement of the heart in breath-hold cine acquisitions and to obtain a quasistatic sequence with highly sparse representation in temporally transformed domains. Results: Short axis in vivo datasets are used for validation, both original multicoil as well as DICOM data. Fully sampled data were retrospectively undersampled with various acceleration factors and reconstructions were compared with the two well-known methods k-t FOCUSS and MASTeR. The proposed method achieves higher signal to error ratio and structure similarity index for medium to high acceleration factors. Conclusions: Reconstruction methods based on groupwise registration show higher quality reconstructions for cardiac cine images than the pairwise counterparts tested.
    Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 05/2015; DOI:10.1002/mrm.25733
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    ABSTRACT: Hyperpolarization of carbon-13 ((13) C) nuclei by dissolution dynamic nuclear polarization increases signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) by >10,000-fold for metabolic imaging, but care must be taken when transferring hyperpolarized (HP) samples from polarizer to MR scanner. Some (13) C substrates relax rapidly in low ambient magnetic fields. A handheld electromagnet carrier was designed and constructed to preserve polarization by maintaining a sufficient field during sample transfer. The device was constructed with a solenoidal electromagnet, powered by a nonmagnetic battery, holding the HP sample during transfer. A specially designed switch automated deactivation of the field once transfer was complete. Phantom and rat experiments were performed to compare MR signal enhancement with or without the device for HP [(13) C]urea and [1-(13) C]pyruvate. The magnetic field generated by this device was tested to be >50 G over a 6-cm central section. In phantom and rat experiments, [(13) C]urea transported via the device showed SNR improvement by a factor of 1.8-1.9 over samples transferred through the background field. A device was designed and built to provide a suitably high yet safe magnetic field to preserve hyperpolarization during sample transfer. Comparative testing demonstrated SNR improvements of approximately two-fold for [(13) C]urea while maintaining SNR for [1-(13) C]pyruvate. Magn Reson Med, 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
    Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 03/2015; DOI:10.1002/mrm.25657
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    ABSTRACT: Aortic vessel wall imaging requires large coverage and a high spatial resolution, which makes it prohibitively time-consuming for clinical use. This work explores the feasibility of imaging the descending aorta in acceptable scan time, using two-dimensional (2D) spatially selective excitation and a new way of inversion recovery for black blood imaging. The excitation pattern and field of view in a 3D gradient echo sequence are reduced in two dimensions, following the aorta's anisotropic geometry. Black blood contrast is obtained by partially inverting the blood's magnetization in the heart at the start of the cardiac cycle. Imaging is delayed until the inverted blood has filled the desired part of the aorta. The flip angle and delay are determined such that the blood signal is nulled upon arrival in the aorta. Experiments on eight volunteers showed that the descending aortic vessel wall could be imaged over more than 15 cm at a maximal resolution of 1.5 × 1.5 × 1.5 mm(3) in less than 5 min minimal scan time. This feasibility study demonstrates that time-efficient isotropic imaging of the descending aorta is possible by using 2D spatially selective excitation for motion artifact reduction and a new way of inversion recovery for black blood imaging. Magn Reson Med, 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
    Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 03/2015; DOI:10.1002/mrm.25599
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    ABSTRACT: MR safety at 7 Tesla relies on accurate numerical simulations of transmit electromagnetic fields to fully assess local specific absorption rate (SAR) safety. Numerical simulations for SAR safety are currently performed using models of healthy patients. These simulations might not be useful for estimating SAR in patients who have large lesions with potentially abnormal dielectric properties, e.g., brain tumors. In this study, brain tumor patient models are constructed based on scans of four patients with high grade brain tumors. Dielectric properties for the modeled tumors are assigned based on electrical properties tomography data for the same patients. Simulations were performed to determine SAR. Local SAR increases in the tumors by as much as 30%. However, the location of the maximum 10-gram averaged SAR typically occurs outside of the tumor, and thus does not increase. In the worst case, if the tumor model is moved to the location of maximum electric field intensity, then we do observe an increase in the estimated peak 10-gram SAR directly related to the tumor. Peak local SAR estimation made on the results of a healthy patient model simulation may underestimate the true peak local SAR in a brain tumor patient. Magn Reson Med, 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
    Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 03/2015; DOI:10.1002/mrm.25653
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    ABSTRACT: Purpose: A steady pulsed imaging and labeling (SPIL) scheme is proposed to obtain high-resolution multislice perfusion images of mice brain using standard preclinical MRI equipment. Theory and Methods: The SPIL scheme repeats a pulsed arterial spin labeling (PASL) module together with a short mixing time to extend the temporal duration of the generated PASL bolus to the total experimental time. Multislice image acquisition takes place during the mixing times. The mixing time is also used for magnetization recovery following image acquisition. The new scheme is able to yield multislice perfusion images rapidly. The perfusion kinetic curve can be measured by a multipulsed imaging and labeling (MPIL) scheme, i.e., acquiring single-slice ASL signals before reaching steady-state in the SPIL sequence. Results: When applying the SPIL method to normal mice, and to mice with unilateral ischemia, high-resolution multislice (five slices) CBF images could be obtained in 8 min. Perfusion data from ischemic mice showed clear CBF reductions in ischemic regions. The SPIL method was also applied to postmortem mice, showing that the method is free from magnetization transfer confounds. Conclusion: The new SPIL scheme provides for robust measurement of CBF with multislice imaging capability in small animals. Magn Reson Med, 2015. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
    Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 03/2015; DOI:10.1002/mrm.25641
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to develop a technique for rapid collection of chemical exchange saturation transfer images with the saturation varied to modulate signal loss transfer and enhance contrast. Multi-echo Length and Offset VARied Saturation (MeLOVARS) divides the saturation pulse of length Tsat into N = 3-8 submodules, each consisting of a saturation pulse with length of Tsat /N (∼0.3-1 s), one or more low flip-angle gradient-echo readout(s) and a flip back pulse. This results in N readouts with increasing saturation time from Tsat /N to Tsat without extra scan time. For phantoms, eight images with Tsat incremented every 0.5 s from 0.5-4 s were collected simultaneously using MeLOVARS, which allows rapid determination of exchange rates for agent protons. For live mice bearing glioblastomas, the Z-spectra for five different Tsat values from 0.5 to 2.5 s were acquired in a time normally used for one Tsat . With the additional Tsat -dependence information, LOVARS phase maps were produced with a more clearly defined tumor boundary and an estimated 4.3-fold enhanced contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR). We also show that enhancing CNR is achievable by simply averaging the collected images or transforming them using the principal component analysis. MeLOVARS enables collection of multiple saturation-time-weighted images without extra time, producing a LOVARS phase map with increased CNR. Magn Reson Med, 2014. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
    Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 02/2015; 73(2). DOI:10.1002/mrm.25567
  • Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 02/2015; 73(2):809-817. DOI:10.1002/mrm.25156
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    ABSTRACT: PurposeTo study how sensitivity encoding (SENSE) impacts periodically rotated overlapping parallel lines with enhanced reconstruction (PROPELLER) image quality, including signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), robustness to motion, precision of motion estimation, and image quality.Methods Five volunteers were imaged by three sets of scans. A rapid method for generating the g-factor map was proposed and validated via Monte Carlo simulations. Sensitivity maps were extrapolated to increase the area over which SENSE can be performed and therefore enhance the robustness to head motion. The precision of motion estimation of PROPELLER blades that are unfolded with these sensitivity maps was investigated. An interleaved R-factor PROPELLER sequence was used to acquire data with similar amounts of motion with and without SENSE acceleration. Two neuroradiologists independently and blindly compared 214 image pairs.ResultsThe proposed method of g-factor calculation was similar to that provided by the Monte Carlo methods. Extrapolation and rotation of the sensitivity maps allowed for continued robustness of SENSE unfolding in the presence of motion. SENSE-widened blades improved the precision of rotation and translation estimation. PROPELLER images with a SENSE factor of 3 outperformed the traditional PROPELLER images when reconstructing the same number of blades.ConclusionSENSE not only accelerates PROPELLER but can also improve robustness and precision of head motion correction, which improves overall image quality even when SNR is lost due to acceleration. The reduction of SNR, as a penalty of acceleration, is characterized by the proposed g-factor method. Magn Reson Med, 2014. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
    Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 12/2014; DOI:10.1002/mrm.25557
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    ABSTRACT: 1 PurposeRecent MRI studies have suggested that the magnetic susceptibility of white matter (WM) in the human brain is anisotropic, providing a new contrast mechanism for the visualization of fiber bundles and allowing the extraction of cellular compartment-specific information. This study provides an independent confirmation and quantification of this anisotropy.2 Methods Anisotropic magnetic susceptibility results in a torque exerted on WM when placed in a uniform magnetic field, tending to align the WM fibers with the field. To quantify the effect, excised spinal cord samples were placed in a torque balance inside the magnet of a 7 T MRI system and the magnetic torque was measured as function of orientation.3 ResultsAll tissue samples (n = 5) showed orienting effects, confirming the presence of anisotropic susceptibility. Analysis of the magnetic torque resulted in reproducible values for the WM volume anisotropy that ranged from 13.6 to 19.2 ppb.4 Conclusion The independently determined anisotropy values confirm estimates inferred from MRI experiments and validate the use of anisotropy to extract novel information about brain fiber structure and myelination. Magn Reson Med, 2014. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
    Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 11/2014; DOI:10.1002/mrm.25524
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    ABSTRACT: To test the hypothesis that both coronary anatomy and ventricular function can be assessed simultaneously using a single four-dimensional (4D) acquisition.
    Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 11/2014; DOI:10.1002/mrm.25523
  • Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 09/2014; 72(3). DOI:10.1002/mrm.25359
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    ABSTRACT: PurposeTo evaluate the feasibility of accelerated cardiac MR (CMR) perfusion with radial sampling using nonlinear image reconstruction after exercise on an MR-compatible supine bike ergometer.Methods Eight healthy subjects were scanned on two separate days using radial and Cartesian CMR perfusion sequences in rest and exercise stress perfusion. Four different methods (standard gridding, conjugate gradient SENSE [CG-SENSE], nonlinear inversion with joint estimation of coil-sensitivity profiles [NLINV] and compressed sensing with a total variation constraint [TV]) were compared for the reconstruction of radial data. Cartesian data were reconstructed using SENSE. All images were assessed by two blinded readers in terms of image quality and diagnostic value.ResultsCG-SENSE and NLINV were scored more favorably than TV (in both rest and stress perfusion cases, P < 0.05) and gridding (for rest perfusion cases, P < 0.05). TV images showed patchy artifacts, which negatively influenced image quality especially in the stress perfusion images acquired with a low number of radial spokes. Although CG-SENSE and NLINV received better scores than Cartesian sampling in both rest and exercise stress perfusion cases, these differences were not statistically significant (P > 0.05).Conclusion We have demonstrated the feasibility of accelerated CMR perfusion using radial sampling after physical exercise using a supine bicycle ergometer in healthy subjects. For reconstruction of undersampled radial perfusion, CG-SENSE and NLINV resulted in better image quality than standard gridding or TV reconstruction. Further technical improvements and clinical assessment are needed before using this approach in patients with suspected coronary artery disease. Magn Reson Med, 2014. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
    Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 08/2014; DOI:10.1002/mrm.25405
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    ABSTRACT: To investigate the influence of the diffusion weighting on in vivo cardiac diffusion tensor imaging (cDTI) and obtain optimal parameters.
    Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 08/2014; DOI:10.1002/mrm.25418
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    ABSTRACT: Purpose: To estimate the value of PRF shift coefficient of explanted Thiel embalmed animal and human tissue used as a pre-clinical model for treatment with MR-guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS). Methods: Thiel embalmed human liver, ovine liver and porcine muscle were heated with two methods: bulk heating and FUS-induced heating. Phase-referenced PRF thermometry was applied during cooling of the tissue, to obtain a series of phase difference, ΔΦ maps. A fibre optical thermocouple was inserted in the tissue to measure the temperature difference, ΔΤ. The PRF shift coefficient was calculated from the measured ΔΦ,ΔΤ. Results: In the case of bulk heating, average values of PRF coefficient (±SD): 0.017 (5×10-4) ppm/0C, 0.015(6×10-4) ppm/0C and 0.012(6×10-4) ppm/0C were found for Thiel embalmed ovine liver, porcine muscle and human liver, respectively. Very similar values of PRF coefficient were found in tissues heated with FUS. Conclusion: The values of PRF coefficient measured for the Thiel embalmed tissue were higher than the values for fresh tissue. This lead to the assumption that embalming a tissue with Thiel fluid can affect PRF Thermometry. The chemical composition of the Thiel fluid and the electrical conductivity might be some possible reasons for that.
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