Compressive MR Fingerprinting Reconstruction with Neural Proximal Gradient Iterations

Dongdong Chen, Mike E. Davies, Mohammad Golbabaee

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Consistency of the predictions with respect to the physical forward model is pivotal for reliably solving inverse problems. This consistency is mostly un-controlled in the current end-to-end deep learning methodologies proposed for the Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting (MRF) problem. To address this, we propose PGD-Net, a learned proximal gradient descent framework that directly incorporates the forward acquisition and Bloch dynamic models within a recurrent learning mechanism. The PGD-Net adopts a compact neural proximal model for de-aliasing and quantitative inference, that can be flexibly trained on scarce MRF training datasets. Our numerical experiments show that the PGD-Net can achieve a superior quantitative inference accuracy, much smaller storage requirement, and a comparable runtime to the recent deep learning MRF baselines, while being much faster than the dictionary matching schemes. Code has been released at

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2020 - 23rd International Conference, Proceedings
EditorsAnne L. Martel, Purang Abolmaesumi, Danail Stoyanov, Diana Mateus, Maria A. Zuluaga, S. Kevin Zhou, Daniel Racoceanu, Leo Joskowicz
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783030597122
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 29 Sept 2020
Event23rd International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2020 - Lima, Peru
Duration: 4 Oct 20208 Oct 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12262 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference23rd International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2020


  • Compressed Sensing
  • Deep learning
  • Learned proximal gradient descent
  • Magnetic resonance fingerprinting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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