Accurate measurement of T1 in vivo in less than 3 seconds using echo-planar imaging

Magn Reson Med. 1993 Sep;30(3):351-4. doi: 10.1002/mrm.1910300312.


This paper describes a rapid and accurate method for measuring T1 in vivo using an echo-planar imaging version of the Look-Locher sequence. T1 values from 76 to 1330 ms have been measured in 3 s with a mean accuracy of 4.6%.

MeSH terms

  • Brain / anatomy & histology*
  • Calibration
  • Echo-Planar Imaging / methods*
  • Humans
  • Signal Processing, Computer-Assisted*
  • Time Factors