Fast three-point Dixon MR imaging of the retrobulbar space with low-resolution images for phase correction: comparison with fast spin-echo inversion recovery imaging

AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2001 Oct;22(9):1798-802.


A new phase-correction algorithm for three-point Dixon (3PD) MR imaging allows on-line image reconstruction of three images per section: pure water, pure fat, and water plus fat. When combined with fast spin-echo acquisition, the sequence is suitable for routine MR imaging of the retrobulbar space. The 3PD pure water images have double the image signal-to-noise ratio of fast spin-echo inversion recovery images. The dramatic contrast-to-noise ratio of the 3PD pure fat images may offer improved lesion detection.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
  • Male
  • Orbit / anatomy & histology*