The Motion Artifact Suppression Taechnique (MAST) in magnetic resonance imaging: Clinical results

Patrick M. Colletti, Janak K. Raval, Robert C. Benson, Pradip M. Pattany, Chi Shing Zee, William D. Boswell, Sharon L. Norris, Philip W. Ralls, Hervey D. Segall

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The Motion Artifact Suppression Technique (MAST) is a method which uses a series of gradient echos that are computed to cancel velocity, acceleration and pulsatility components of involuntary motion in MR imaging. A total of 916 patient studies were performed over a nine month period using MAST sequences with a TE 40, 60, 80, 100, 120, and 26 112. There was considerable improvement in long TR, long TE images. Cerebrospinal fluid flow artifacts were reduced. Body and spine images had reduced flow and respiratory artifacts. Spin rephasing in blood vessels caused increased intraluminal signal. This might be useful for cardiovascular imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)293-299
Number of pages7
JournalMagnetic Resonance Imaging
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988
Externally publishedYes


  • MRI artifacts
  • MRI gradient echo sequences
  • MRI techniques (MAST)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Structural Biology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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