Detection of early stage Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is essential to improve patient outcome but remains a challenge. In this study we generated T1 and T2 maps of renal cortex at 3.0 T in CKD patients and healthy volunteers (n=16). Modified Look-Locker sequence with simulated ECG and a multi-echo Gradient and Spin-Echo sequence were used to generate T1 and T2 maps respectively. T1 of CKD kidney (1752 ± 45 ms) was significantly higher (P < 0.001) than that of healthy kidney (1538 ± 37 ms). There was no significant difference between the groups in T2, FWHM and skewness of T2.