Dual contrast GRASE (gradient-spin echo) imaging using mixed bandwidth

Magn Reson Med. 1994 Apr;31(4):461-4. doi: 10.1002/mrm.1910310417.


Equal time spacing of RF pulses in the CPMG sequence imposes a constraint of equal signal read periods in spin-echo train imaging. GRASE imaging differs by using multiple read gradients in each pi-pi time interval, which are not constrained to be equal in number or duration. This additional degree of freedom is developed in dual contrast imaging. Closely spaced read periods are used for the PDW image to reduce T2 decay effects, while fewer low-bandwidth read periods in each of several pi-pi intervals are used to raise the signal-to-noise ratio and avoid signal averaging in the T2-weighted image.

MeSH terms

  • Electron Spin Resonance Spectroscopy*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
  • Technology, Radiologic