Zebra stripes

Zebra stripes/artifacts appear as alternating bright and dark bands in a MRI image. The term has been used to describe several different kind of artifacts causing some confusion.

Artifacts that have been described as a zebra artifact include the following:

Zebra stripes have been described associated with susceptibility artifacts.

In CT there is also a zebra artifact from 3D reconstructions and a zebra sign from hemorrhage in the cerebellar sulci 4.

It therefore seems prudent to use "zebra" with a term like "stripes" rather than "artifacts".


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Section: Physics
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  • Zebra artifacts

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