Relaxometry of brain: why white matter appears bright in MRI.

Abstract

The remarkable success of magnetic resonance imaging of adult brain relates to the unusually large ratio of the longitudinal relaxation rates 1/T1 of white and gray matter, approximately 2:1 at physiological temperature and traditional imaging fields. Several investigators have conjectured that myelin is the source of the greater 1/T1 of white matter… (More)

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@article{Knig1990RelaxometryOB, title={Relaxometry of brain: why white matter appears bright in MRI.}, author={Sebastian K{\"o}nig and R. D. Brown and Marga Spiller and Nina Lundbom}, journal={Magnetic resonance in medicine}, year={1990}, volume={14 3}, pages={482-95} }