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

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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.

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Address reprint requests to: Tsutomu Nakada, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Integrated Neuroscience, Brain Research Institute, University of Niigata, 1 Asahimachi, Niigata 951, Japan. email: tnakada@bri.niigata-u.ac.jp.

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