Title: 3D true‑phase polarity recovery with independent phase estimation using three‑tier stacks based region growing (3D‑TRIPS)

Journal: Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology and Medicine, 2018, Volume 31, Issue 1, pp 87–99.

Authors: Haining Liu, Gregory J. Wilson, Niranjan Balu, Jefrey H. Maki, Daniel S. Hippe, Wei Wu, Hiroko Watase, Jinnan Wang, Martin L. Gunn, Chun Yuan.

Figure: Flow chart for 3D-TRIPS: Magnitude of the acquired T1-weighted image, with the red star marking the starting point of region growing (a). Corresponding phase image (b). The mask M global calculated from a (c). Maximum neighboring phase-difference map Mdif (d). Background phase using the proposed 3D-TRIPS method (e). Smoothed background-phase map (f). Polarity map (g). Final phase-sensitive 3D-TRIPS image (h).