Quantitative study of the susceptibility difference between trabecular bone and bone marrow: computer simulations.

@article{Majumdar1991QuantitativeSO,
  title={Quantitative study of the susceptibility difference between trabecular bone and bone marrow: computer simulations.},
  author={Sharmila Majumdar},
  journal={Magnetic resonance in medicine},
  year={1991},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={101-10}
}
Inherent differences in tissue magnetic susceptibility produce inhomogeneities in the static magnetic field which give rise to an additional dephasing of the transverse magnetization in gradient-echo images. The enhanced dephasing of the signal results in an increase of the apparent relaxation rate 1/T2* and a corresponding decrease in signal intensity. These effects have been used to explain the regional loss of marrow signal intensity in the appendicular skeleton, where in the presence of… CONTINUE READING