Rapid acquisition transverse relaxometric imaging

J Magn Reson. 2000 Nov;147(1):116-20. doi: 10.1006/jmre.2000.2168.


Segmented echo-planar acquisitions have been incorporated into a multiecho imaging sequence to produce a MRI method for rapid transverse relaxometry. The method is demonstrated on gel phantoms and rat brain and found to produce unbiased estimates of T(2). Gradient performance can be a limiting factor for the implementation of this technique and there is a cost in signal-to-noise ratio resulting from the higher bandwidth required, as is typical for echo-planar acquisitions.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Brain Mapping
  • Echo-Planar Imaging*
  • Female
  • Rats
  • Rats, Sprague-Dawley