Qi Peng1,2, Yi Zhang2, Timothy Q. Duong, 12
1Radiology, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, United States; 2Research Imaging Institute, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, United States
MRI of the awake human retina is challenging because the thin retina is located in a region of high magnetic susceptibility, is susceptible to eye motion and high resolution is needed. This study successfully demonstrated for the first time MRI anatomical laminar resolution of the in vivo human retina at 3 T. Laminar thicknesses were quantified. Potential challenges, solutions and outlooks for future applications are discussed.