MR Imaging Relaxation Times of Abdominal and Pelvic Tissues Measured in Vivo at 3.0 T: Preliminary Results
de Bazelaire, Cedric M. J.
Duhamel, Guillaume D.
Rofsky, Neil M.
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Citationde Bazelaire, Cedric M. J., Guillaume D. Duhamel, Neil M. Rofsky, David Alsop. "MR Imaging Relaxation Times of Abdominal and Pelvic Tissues Measured in Vivo at 3.0 T: Preliminary Results." Radiology 230, no. 3 (2004): 652-659. DOI: 10.1148/radiol.2303021331
AbstractPurpose: To measure T1 and T2 relaxation times of normal human abdominal and pelvic tissues and lumbar vertebral bone marrow at 3.0 T.
Materials and methods: Relaxation time was measured in six healthy volunteers with an inversion-recovery method and different inversion times and a multiple spin-echo (SE) technique with different echo times to measure T1 and T2, respectively. Six images were acquired during one breath hold with a half-Fourier acquisition single-shot fast SE sequence. Signal intensities in regions of interest were fit to theoretical curves. Measurements were performed at 1.5 and 3.0 T. Relaxation times at 1.5 T were compared with those reported in the literature by using a one-sample t test. Differences in mean relaxation time between 1.5 and 3.0 T were analyzed with a two-sample paired t test.
Results: Relaxation times (mean +/- SD) at 3.0 T are reported for kidney cortex (T1, 1,142 msec +/- 154; T2, 76 msec +/- 7), kidney medulla (T1, 1,545 msec +/- 142; T2, 81 msec +/- 8), liver (T1, 809 msec +/- 71; T2, 34 msec +/- 4), spleen (T1, 1,328 msec +/- 31; T2, 61 msec +/- 9), pancreas (T1, 725 msec +/- 71; T2, 43 msec +/- 7), paravertebral muscle (T1, 898 msec +/- 33; T2, 29 msec +/- 4), bone marrow in L4 vertebra (T1, 586 msec +/- 73; T2, 49 msec +/- 4), subcutaneous fat (T1, 382 msec +/- 13; T2, 68 msec +/- 4), prostate (T1, 1,597 msec +/- 42; T2, 74 msec +/- 9), myometrium (T1, 1,514 msec +/- 156; T2, 79 msec +/- 10), endometrium (T1, 1,453 msec +/- 123; T2, 59 msec +/- 1), and cervix (T1, 1,616 msec +/- 61; T2, 83 msec +/- 7). On average, T1 relaxation times were 21% longer (P <.05) for kidney cortex, liver, and spleen and T2 relaxation times were 8% shorter (P <.05) for liver, spleen, and fat at 3.0 T; however, the fractional change in T1 and T2 relaxation times varied greatly with the organ. At 1.5 T, no significant differences (P >.05) in T1 relaxation time between the results of this study and the results of other studies for liver, kidney, spleen, and muscle tissue were found.
Conclusion: T1 relaxation times are generally higher and T2 relaxation times are generally lower at 3.0 T than at 1.5 T, but the magnitude of change varies greatly in different tissues.
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