In vivo sodium T1 and T2 measurements in human calf at 3T
Ping Wang 1 , Charles Nockowski 2 , and John C Gore 1
Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging
Science, Nashville, TN, United States,
Healthcare Technical Support at Vanderbilt, Nashville,
TN, United States
In this study, we used an optimized GRE sequence to
measure tissue sodium T1 and T2 in human calf muscle in
vivo at 3T. The measured sodium T1 in calf is 15.1ms,
whereas the sodium short T2 component is 1.8ms, and
long T2 component 28.7ms, which are in accord with
literature reported values. These data permit the
absolute determination of muscle sodium levels on a
voxel by voxel basis in vivo.
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