Uniform and robust fat/water separation for free-breathing radial MRI.

We are sharing MATLAB reconstruction code for Dixon-RAVE model-based radial fat/water separation.

Examples of liver (top) and breast MRI reconstructed with Dixon-RAVE, a technique that offers robust fat/water separation in free-breathing radial imaging.

Related Publication

Benkert T, Feng L, Sodickson DK, Chandarana H, Block KT.
Free-breathing volumetric fat/water separation by combining radial sampling, compressed sensing, and parallel imaging.
Magn Reson Med. 2017 Aug;78(2):565-576. doi: 10.1002/mrm.26392

Please cite this work if you are using Dixon-RAVE in your research.

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The software available on this page is provided free of charge and comes without any warranty. CAI²R and NYU Grossman School of Medicine do not take any liability for problems or damage of any kind resulting from the use of the files provided. Operation of the software is solely at the user’s own risk. The software developments provided are not medical products and must not be used for making diagnostic decisions.

The software is provided for non-commercial, academic use only. Usage or distribution of the software for commercial purpose is prohibited. All rights belong to the author (Thomas Benkert) and NYU Grossman School of Medicine. If you use the software for academic work, please give credit to the author in publications and cite the related publications.

Please spell out your affiliation (e.g. “New York University” rather than “NYU”).


The Dixon-RAVE source code uses the following external packages:


Questions about this resource may be directed to Tobias Block, PhD.