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PURPOSE To investigate the accuracy of T 2 liver iron quantification using different curve-fitting models under varying acquisition conditions, and to compare in iron-overloaded patients the reliability of rapid T 2 measurements against approved and slower T(2) protocols. MATERIALS AND METHODS Simulations were conducted to assess the influence of various(More)
High-quality magnetic resonance (MR) cholangiopancreatographic images are difficult to obtain in children due to the small caliber of the pediatric bile ducts and to motion artifacts. However, there has been ongoing improvement in image quality, thanks to better coil technology, increased speed of acquisition, refinement in respiratory compensation(More)
Sex differences in structure and organization of the corpus callosum (CC) have been identified in healthy adults and may be linked to distinct functional lateralization and processing in men and women. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has facilitated noninvasive assessment of CC sex differences in morphology by volumetric imaging and microstructural(More)
A rapid technique for mapping of T(2) relaxation times is presented. The method is based on the conventional single-echo spin echo approach but uses a much shorter pulse repetition time to accelerate data acquisition. The premise of the new method is the use of a constant difference between the echo time and pulse repetition time, which removes the(More)
A 3-echo linear combination myelin imaging method is presented. The echo times and weights are chosen such that the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of myelin-water is maximized, and signals from other white matter components are sufficiently suppressed. Interfering tissue water and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) signals are much stronger than myelin due to their(More)
Blood-brain barrier (BBB) permeability estimation with dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) has shown significant potential for predicting hemorrhagic transformation (HT) in patients presenting with acute ischemic stroke (AIS). In this work, the effects of scan duration on quantitative BBB permeability estimates (KPS) were investigated. Data from eight(More)
PURPOSE To retrospectively describe the magnetic resonance (MR) imaging characteristics of normal breast tissue and breast cancer in the setting of lactation. MATERIALS AND METHODS The HIPAA-compliant study was exempt from institutional approval, and informed consent was not required. Unilateral MR imaging of 10 breasts was performed in seven lactating(More)
Recently a novel T2 selective imaging method based on linear combination (LC) filtering was developed. By linearly combining images acquired with different echo times LC filtering is able to generate images showing only tissues with a preselected range of T2 relaxation times. In this study the use of LC filtering in knee imaging was investigated. Three LC(More)
In autopsy of humans, there is usually an interval of hours to days between death and tissue fixation, during which the cadaver is stored below room temperature to retard tissue autolysis. We have attempted to model this process and evaluate the alteration in diffusion indices of the postmortem brain in pigs, which were kept at 4 degrees C. The pigs were(More)
It has been suggested that, in late gadolinium enhancement, the signal of right ventricular myocardium is nulled at a shorter inversion time than the left. While we initially made the same observation, we believe that the difference is not real, but results from artifacts. We present 7 cases as well as computer simulations to describe the nature of these(More)