An interleaved sequence for simultaneous magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI) and quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM).

@article{Chen2018AnIS,
  title={An interleaved sequence for simultaneous magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI) and quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM).},
  author={Yongsheng Chen and Saifeng Liu and Sagar Buch and Jiani 4 Hu and Yan Kang and E. Mark Haacke},
  journal={Magnetic resonance imaging},
  year={2018},
  volume={47},
  pages={1-6}
}
PURPOSE To image the entire vasculature of the brain with complete suppression of signal from background tissue using a single 3D excitation interleaved rephased/dephased multi-echo gradient echo sequence. This ensures no loss of signal from fast flow and provides co-registered susceptibility weighted images (SWI) and quantitative susceptibility maps (QSM) from the same scan. MATERIALS AND METHODS The suppression of background tissue was accomplished by subtracting the flow-dephased images… CONTINUE READING