Seo-Hyun Lee1, Chang-Ki Kang1, Chan-A Park1, Seung-Taek Oh1, Young-Bo Kim1, Zang-Hee Cho1
1Neuroscience Research Institute, Gachon University of Medicine and Science, Incheon, Korea
High magnetic field strength potentially allows for an increase in resolution and image contrast, especially for imaging of the cerebral veins. The gains are particularly dramatic for T2*-weighted imaging, which is sensitive to susceptibility effects caused by a variety of sources, including deoxyhemoglobin, iron concentration, and tissue microstructure. The image quality and diagnostic value of MRI of venography were improved as field strength was increased. However, proper imaging resolution was not well evaluated. In this study, we will provide the ultra high resolution venography for imaging the micro-veins using T2*-weighted imaging at 7T MRI.