High-resolution T2-reversed magnetic resonance imaging on a high magnetic field system. Technical note

J Neurosurg. 1998 Sep;89(3):492-5. doi: 10.3171/jns.1998.89.3.0492.


Because of the high signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio, T2-weighted images obtained using high-field magnetic resonance (MR) imaging systems can be expected to provide high anatomical and contrast resolution. Furthermore, the improved structural and contrast resolution of these high S/N T2-weighted images can be processed for optimum perceptual resolution through the application of gray-scale reversal and expansion of the gray-scale window, known as T2-reversed (T2R) imaging. In this study, the authors investigated high-resolution T2R MR imaging performed on a high-field (3-tesla) system for its clinical utility in detecting various physiological and pathological conditions.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Brain / anatomy & histology
  • Brain Diseases / diagnosis
  • Female
  • Fourier Analysis
  • Humans
  • Image Enhancement / methods*
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
  • Magnetics*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Signal Processing, Computer-Assisted
  • Trigeminal Nerve / anatomy & histology