Comparison of SNR and CNR for in vivo mouse brain imaging at 3 and 7 T using well matched scanner configurations.

@article{DiFrancesco2008ComparisonOS,
  title={Comparison of SNR and CNR for in vivo mouse brain imaging at 3 and 7 T using well matched scanner configurations.},
  author={Mark DiFrancesco and Jan Marthedal Rasmussen and W. Shaw Yuan and R. Gerhard Pratt and Sam Dunn and Bernard J. Dardzinski and Scott K Holland},
  journal={Medical physics},
  year={2008},
  volume={35 9},
  pages={3972-8}
}
Signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) for magnetic resonance microimaging were measured using two nearly identical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners operating at field strengths of 3 and 7 T. Six mice were scanned using two imaging protocols commonly applied for in vivo imaging of small animal brain: RARE and FLASH. An accounting was made of the field dependence of relaxation times as well as a small number of hardware disparities between scanner systems… CONTINUE READING

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