Herringbone artifact

Herringbone artifact, also known as crisscross artifact or corduroy artifact, is an MRI artifact, it mimics a fabric with a herringbone pattern. The artefact is scattered all over the image in a single slice or multiple slices.


  • electromagnetic spikes by gradient coils
  • fluctuating power supply
  • RF pulse discrepancies
Physics and Imaging Technology: MRI
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Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Crisscross artifact
  • Corduroy artifact
  • Herringbone artefact
  • Crisscross artefact
  • Corduroy artefact

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  • Photo: corduroy cloth
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