magnetization transfer (ihMT) imaging is a novel enhanced magnetization
transfer technique which has recently been applied in human brain and spinal
cord. Spinal cord applications of ihMT can especially benefit from a robust fat
suppression to help with reducing of the strong fat signal from the large voxel
size used by this method. Here we introduce a pulsed ihMT-prepared 3D SPGR
sequence with multi-echo Dixon acquisition for a robust fat suppression of the
ihMT images. The ihMT multi-echo Dixon method is shown to provide an excellent fat
and water separation without a compromise of the observable ihMT effect.