Effect of multislice acquisition on T1 and T2 measurements of articular cartilage at 3T

Watanabe, Atsuya; Boesch, Chris; Obata, Takayuki; Anderson, Suzanne E (2007). Effect of multislice acquisition on T1 and T2 measurements of articular cartilage at 3T. Journal of magnetic resonance imaging, 26(1), pp. 109-17. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley Interscience 10.1002/jmri.20962

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PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of magnetization transfer on multislice T(1) and T(2) measurements of articular cartilage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A set of phantoms with different concentrations of collagen and contrast agent (Gd-DTPA(2-)) were used for the in vitro study. A total of 20 healthy knees were used for the in vivo study. T(1) and T(2) measurements were performed using fast-spin-echo inversion-recovery (FSE-IR) sequence and multi-spin-echo (MSE) sequence, respectively, in both in vitro and in vivo studies. We investigated the difference in T(1) and T(2) values between that measured by single-slice acquisition and that measured by multislice acquisition. RESULTS: Regarding T(1) measurement, a large drop of T(1) in all slices and also a large interslice variation in T(1) were observed when multislice acquisition was used. Regarding T(2) measurement, a substantial drop of T(2) in all slices was observed; however, there was no apparent interslice variation when multislice acquisition was used. CONCLUSION: This study demonstrated that the adaptation of multislice acquisition technique for T(1) measurement using FSE-IR methodology is difficult and its use for clinical evaluation is problematic. In contrast, multislice acquisition for T(2) measurement using MSE was clinically applicable if inaccuracies caused by multislice acquisition were taken into account. J. Magn. Reson. Imaging 2007;26:109-117. (c) 2007 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine (DRNN) > Institute of Diagnostic, Interventional and Paediatric Radiology > DCR Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Methodology (AMSM)
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine (DRNN) > Institute of Diagnostic, Interventional and Paediatric Radiology

UniBE Contributor:

Watanabe, Atsuya; Bösch, Christoph Hans and Anderson, Suzanne E.

ISSN:

1053-1807

ISBN:

17659569

Publisher:

Wiley Interscience

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:51

Last Modified:

06 Dec 2013 13:44

Publisher DOI:

10.1002/jmri.20962

PubMed ID:

17659569

Web of Science ID:

000248644500015

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/21542 (FactScience: 7361)

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