T2rho-weighted contrast in MR images of the human brain.


In this work, the feasibility of using T2rho weighting as an MR contrast mechanism is evaluated. Axial images of a human brain were acquired using a single-slice spin-lock T2rho-weighted pulse sequence and compared to analogous T2-weighted images of the same slice. The contrast between white matter and gray matter in T2rho-weighted images was approximately 40% greater than that from T2-weighted data. These preliminary data suggest that the novel contrast mechanism of T2rho can be used to yield high-contrast T2-like images.

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@article{Wheaton2004T2rhoweightedCI, title={T2rho-weighted contrast in MR images of the human brain.}, author={Andrew J. Wheaton and Arijitt Borthakur and Matthew T Corbo and G Moonis and Elias R. Melhem and Ravinder Reddy}, journal={Magnetic resonance in medicine}, year={2004}, volume={52 6}, pages={1223-7} }