Imaging of nigrosome 1 in substantia nigra at 3T using multiecho susceptibility map-weighted imaging (SMWI).

@article{Nam2017ImagingON,
  title={Imaging of nigrosome 1 in substantia nigra at 3T using multiecho susceptibility map-weighted imaging (SMWI).},
  author={Yoonho Nam and Sung-Min Gho and Dong-Hyun Kim and Eung Yeop Kim and Jongho Lee},
  journal={Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI},
  year={2017},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={528-536}
}
PURPOSE To enhance the visibility of nigrosome 1 in substantia nigra, which has recently been suggested as an imaging biomarker for Parkinson's disease (PD) at 3T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS The substantia nigra structure was visualized at 3T MRI using multiecho susceptibility map-weighted imaging (SMWI) in 15 healthy volunteers and 6 patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). The visibility of nigrosome 1 was further enhanced by acquiring data in an oblique-coronal… CONTINUE READING