Improving high‐resolution MR bold venographic imaging using a T1 reducing contrast agent

  title={Improving high‐resolution MR bold venographic imaging using a T1 reducing contrast agent},
  author={Weili Lin and Pratik Mukherjee and Hongyu An and Yingjing Yu and Yi Wang and Katie D Vo and Benjamin Lee and Daniel Kido and Ewart Mark Haacke},
  journal={Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging},
Recently, a new imaging method was proposed by Reichenbach et al (Radiology 1997;204:272–277) to image small cerebral venous vessels specifically. This method, referred to as high‐resolution blood oxygen level‐dependent venography (HRBV), relies on the susceptibility difference between the veins and the brain parenchyma. The resulting phase difference between the vessels and the brain parenchyma leads to signal losses over and above the usual T2* effect. At 1.5 T, a rather long TE (roughly 40… 
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