Use of fluid-attenuated inversion-recovery pulse sequences for imaging the spinal cord

Magn Reson Med. 1992 Nov;28(1):153-62. doi: 10.1002/mrm.1910280116.


Fourteen patients with disease of the spinal cord were imaged with fluid-attenuated inversion-recovery (FLAIR) sequences in which the inversion time was chosen to substantially reduce or null the signal from CSF. Lesions were seen with greater conspicuity than with conventional contrast-enhanced and -unenhanced T1- and T2-weighted sequences in 11 cases.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Ependymoma / diagnosis
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Image Enhancement / methods
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Signal Processing, Computer-Assisted*
  • Spinal Cord / pathology*
  • Spinal Cord Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Spinal Cord Neoplasms / diagnosis