Intermolecular zero-quantum coherence imaging of the human brain

Journal Article

The first intermolecular zero-quantum coherence (iZQC) MR images of the human brain at 4T are presented. To generate iZQC images, a modified echo- planar imaging pulse sequence was used which included an additional 45°RF pulse and a correlation gradient. The observability and nonconventional contrast of human brain iZQC images at 4T is demonstrated. Axial images are presented for various pulse sequence parameters, and a zero-quantum relaxation map is obtained. (C) 2000 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rizi, RR; Ahn, S; Alsop, DC; Garrett-Roe, S; Mescher, M; Richter, W; Schnall, MD; Leigh, JS; Warren, WS

Published Date

  • 2000

Published In

  • Magnetic Resonance in Medicine

Volume / Issue

  • 43 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 627 - 632

PubMed ID

  • 10800025

Pubmed Central ID

  • 10800025

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/(SICI)1522-2594(200005)43:5<627::AID-MRM2>3.0.CO;2-J