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Clinical MR Imaging and Physics: A Tutorial by Haris S. Chrysikopoulos

By Haris S. Chrysikopoulos

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Thus, we need a new method of realigning the spins. This time, spin refocusing is performed with gradients instead of 180° RF pulses.  40). The initial (dephasing) limb forces the spins to move apart and the rephasing lobe brings them together, forming an echo, called a gradient echo (GE). The second lobe negates only the dephasing effects induced by the initial lobe.  12).  38 Standard T1 curve.  41–43). Large values (70–90°) coupled with short TE (5–10 ms) result in T1-w images. A small flip angle (10–30°) disturbs Mz to a small degree; thus, Mz remains close to M0, in the territory of spin density contrast.

27 T1-w IR coronal brain slice (TR/TI/TE: 7,000/350/60).  28 Tissue contrast through IR. Consider two tissues, Fig. 29a,b Transient osteoporosis of the right femur in a hyperintense in b. , fluids, edema, inflammation, and “watery” tumors 43-year-old. a T1-w image (TR/TE: 700/12). b Short tau (TI) inversion recovery (STIR; TR/TI/TE: 4,000/140/60). The bone marrow edema appears hypointense in a and A and B, with their inversion recovery curves as shown. If we sample the MR signal around the null point of B, then we maximize the contrast between A and B I nve rsio n Re cove r y Fig.

A considerable portion of the macroscopic vector M is kept on the z-axis (at all times), available for successive TR cycles.  39). To get a signal, we need an echo, as in SE imaging. Thus, we need a new method of realigning the spins. This time, spin refocusing is performed with gradients instead of 180° RF pulses.  40). The initial (dephasing) limb forces the spins to move apart and the rephasing lobe brings them together, forming an echo, called a gradient echo (GE). The second lobe negates only the dephasing effects induced by the initial lobe.

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