Simultaneous Imaging of Myelin and Iron using Ultrashort Echo Time (UTE) MRI
Vipul R Sheth 1 , Jacopo Annese 1 , Hongda Shao 1 , Qun He 1 , Jody Corey-Bloom 2 , Graeme M Bydder 1 , and Jiang Du 1
Radiology, University of California, San
Diego, CA, United States,
University of California, San Diego, CA, United States
An inversion recovery ultrashort echo time (IR-UTE) MRI
pulse sequence is used to detect myelin lesions and iron
deposition in multiple sclerosis patients. The mechanism
by which the IR-UTE pulse sequence detects myelin and
iron deposition is explored.
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