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 degrees 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.

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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

  • May 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 43 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 627 - 632

PubMed ID

  • 10800025

Pubmed Central ID

  • 10800025

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1522-2594

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0740-3194

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/(sici)1522-2594(200005)43:5<627::aid-mrm2>;2-j


  • eng