T-1 weighted sequences for hepatic MRI: Re-evaluation using a phased array coil

Douglas R. Decorato, Neil M. Rofsky, James P. Earls, Glenn A. Krinsky, Jeffery C. Weinreb

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to compare three T1-weighted sequences for hepatic magnetic resonance (MRI) imaging with the use of a body phased array coil. Three different T1-weighted MR sequences were compared: a conventional spin echo (CSE); half-Fourier spin echo (HFSE), and a gradient recalled echo (GRE). Three independent reviewers compared the sequences both quantitatively and qualitatively. The T1-weighted GRE sequence scored highest for overall image quality (p < 0.001), lesion conspicuity p = 0.012, and yielded the highest contrast to noise (C/N) values. GRE T1-weighted images are the best for hepatic MRI. Copyright (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26-31
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Imaging
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

Keywords

  • Gradient echo
  • Half-Fourier spin echo
  • Hepatic MRI
  • Spin echo
  • T1-weighting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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