Herringbone artifact

Herringbone artifact, also known as spike artifact, crisscross artifact, or corduroy artifact, is an MRI artifact related to one or few aberrant data point(s) in k-space. In image space, the regularly spaced stripes resemble the appearance of a fabric with a herringbone pattern. The artifact covers the entire image in a single slice or multiple slices.


Differential diagnosis

  • zipper artifact
    • perpendicular to the frequency encoding direction
    • less uniform
Inspired signs
Imaging technology

Article information

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Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Spike artifact
  • Crisscross artifact
  • Corduroy artifact
  • Herringbone artefact
  • Crisscross artefact
  • Corduroy artefact

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: corduroy cloth (photo)
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