Improving multi-channel compressed sensing MRI with reweighted l1 minimization

Ching-Hua Chang, Jim X. Ji


Integrating compressed sensing (CS) and parallel imaging (PI) with multi-channel receiver has proven to be an effective technology to speed up magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In this paper, we propose a method that extends the reweighted l1 minimization to the CS-MRI with multi-channel data. The method applies a reweighted l1 minimization algorithm to reconstruct each channel image, and then generates the final image by a sum-of-squares method. Computer simulations based on synthetic data and in vivo MRI imaging data show that the new method can improve the reconstruction quality at a slightly increased computation cost.