Outstanding DWI diagnostic performance with RESOLVE
The clinical impact of RESOLVE has been shown in a variety of examinations, including the brain, skull base, spine, breast, prostate, pelvis and rectum. Compared to alternative methods RESOLVE brings the best balance of imaging speed and quality.
RESOLVE uses the same diffusion preparation as single-shot EPI, however, the k-space trajectory is divided into multiple segments in the readout direction, which allows for a TE and and an encoding-time reduction increasing image quality.
High Resolution Diffusion-Weighted Imaging Using Readout-Segmented Echo-Planar Imaging, Parallel Imaging and a Two-Dimensional Navigator-Based Reacquisition.
(Porter & Heidemann)
The diffusion rate of water molecules in different tissues correlates with their physiological state, and may be altered in disease. Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) enables visualization and measurement of abnormal diffusivity, revealing lesions which may go unnoticed with conventional anatomical MR or CT imaging alone. The practical clinical value of DWI is well established. Despite some challenges in certain body regions, particularly at higher field strengths, DWI is now broadly used in clinical routine.