The uses and differences of r2 and r2* in the determination of iron overload in iron loaded thalassemia patients.

@article{Gotsis2008TheUA,
  title={The uses and differences of r2 and r2* in the determination of iron overload in iron loaded thalassemia patients.},
  author={Efstathios D. Gotsis},
  journal={Hemoglobin},
  year={2008},
  volume={32 1-2},
  pages={75-83}
}
Early attempts to use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for assessing iron overload in beta-thalassemia (thal) patients began more than 20 years ago. With advances in MRI, more quantitative efforts focused on measuring transverse relaxation time rates (R2 and R2*) of the liver and/or myocardium. Recently, calibration curves of R2 and R2* were reported that… CONTINUE READING