Rapid acquisition transverse relaxometric imaging.

Does MD, Gore JC
J Magn Reson. 2000 147 (1): 116-20

PMID: 11042054 · DOI:10.1006/jmre.2000.2168

Segmented echo-planar acquisitions have been incorporated into a multiecho imaging sequence to produce a MRI method for rapid transverse relaxometry. The method is demonstrated on gel phantoms and rat brain and found to produce unbiased estimates of T(2). Gradient performance can be a limiting factor for the implementation of this technique and there is a cost in signal-to-noise ratio resulting from the higher bandwidth required, as is typical for echo-planar acquisitions.

Copyright 2000 Academic Press.

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Animals Brain Mapping Echo-Planar Imaging Female Rats Rats, Sprague-Dawley

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