A new steady-state imaging sequence for simultaneous acquisition of two MR images with clearly different contrasts

Magn Reson Med. 1988 May;7(1):35-42. doi: 10.1002/mrm.1910070105.


We present a new steady-state imaging sequence, which simultaneously allows in a single acquisition the formation of two MR images with clearly different contrasts. The contrast of the first image is FISP-like, whereas the second image is strongly T2-weighted. In principle the T2 values in the image can be calculated from the combination of the first and second images. We also show calculated T2 images.

MeSH terms

  • Head / anatomy & histology
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*