Magnetic Resonance Imaging Measurement of Volume Magnetic Susceptibility Using a Boundary Condition

Zhiyue J. Wang, Shuchun Li, John C. Haselgrove

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Abstract

A magnetic resonance imaging method is described for measuring the magnetic susceptibility difference between two homogeneous macroscopic compartments in contact with each other. A boundary condition is derived for the interface of the two compartments. This boundary condition predicts that across the interface there is a resonant frequency jump, which is a function of interfacial orientation relative to B 0 field and the difference in susceptibility of the two sides. Based on this relationship, the magnetic susceptibility difference between two materials can be obtained from MR gradient echo imaging using signals from both sides in the vicinity of the boundary. This method is demonstrated by solution phantom experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)477-481
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Magnetic Resonance
Volume140
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1999

Keywords

  • Boundary condition
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Magnetic susceptibility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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