Spin-echo T1-weighted imaging of the brain with interleaved acquisition and presaturation pulse at 3 T: a feasibility study before clinical use.

RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES Although spin-echo (SE) sequence has some advantages over gradient-echo sequence in brain imaging, gradient-echo sequence is commonly used for T1-weighted imaging (T1WI) at 3 T because contrast on SE T1WI is widely believed to be poor at 3 T. Recently, gray-white matter contrast on single-slice and multi-slice SE imaging with… CONTINUE READING