Improving fat-suppressed T2-weighted imaging of the head and neck with 2 fast spin-echo Dixon techniques: Initial experiences

J. Ma, E. F. Jackson, A. J. Kumar, L. E. Ginsberg

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Abstract

SUMMARY: Two modified fast spin-echo (FSE) techniques (a 2-point and a single-scan triple-echo Dixon) were used for T2-weighted imaging of the head and neck in 7 patients along with conventional FSE with fat saturation. Both Dixon techniques provided consistent and more uniform fat suppression (FS) than conventional FSE. The 2-point Dixon technique was noted to be more susceptible to motion artifacts. The triple-echo Dixon technique offered the best scan time efficiency and overall image quality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-45
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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