Origin of a signal intensity loss artifact in fat-saturation MR imaging

L. Axel, L. Kolman, R. Charafeddine, S. N. Hwang, A. H. Stolpen

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Artifactual water signal intensity loss can be observed on fat-saturation magnetic resonance (MR) images of inhomogeneous regions such as the thorax. Magnetic effects of air inclusions on fat-saturation pulses were investigated as the possible origin of this artifact. Computer simulation results agreed well with observed production of water saturation by means of nominal fat suppression in MR imaging of phantoms and a representative clinical example.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)911-915
Number of pages5
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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