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Inferring brain tissue composition and microstructure via MR relaxometry.

Does MD
Neuroimage. 2018 182: 136-148

PMID: 29305163 · PMCID: PMC6028317 · DOI:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.12.087

MRI relaxometry is sensitive to a variety of tissue characteristics in a complex manner, which makes it both attractive and challenging for characterizing tissue. This article reviews the most common water proton relaxometry measures, T, T, and T, and reports on their development and current potential to probe the composition and microstructure of brain tissue. The development of these relaxometry measures is challenged by the need for suitably accurate tissue models, as well as robust acquisition and analysis methodologies. MRI relaxometry has been established as a tool for characterizing neural tissue, particular with respect to myelination, and the potential for further development exists.

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Brain Brain Chemistry Humans Magnetic Resonance Imaging Models, Theoretical Nerve Fibers, Myelinated Neuroimaging

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