Axial T2w TSE images of the brain (left: without motion correction; right: with BLADE)
BLADE reduces dramatically sensitivity to movement in MR scanning. It is a technique that incorporates a k-space trajectory radial in nature and reduces motion artifacts and helps visualize the smallest lesions in non-cooperative patients or when scanning is not optimal due to other involuntary motion like pulsation, respiration, etc.
- Reduce sedation rates in pediatric and anxious patients, and get high-quality images to make a diagnosis
- Reduce physiologic motion artifacts: Pulsation of blood vessels, respiratory artifacts, tremor
- Especially effective in reducing CSF pulsation artifacts at 3T even in non-cooperative patients