Improving MRI contrast : Magnetization transfer
After reading this chapter, you should be able:
- To present the different fat signal suppression techniques
- Describe the advantages and disadvantages of STIR sequences, fat saturation, selective excitation of water
- Specify the different families of contrast agents
- Explain their action on relaxation time and contrast
- List their contraindications and main indications
- Explain magnetization transfer and how it can improve background suppression
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