magnetization transfer (ihMT) imaging is a novel enhanced magnetization transfer
contrast, which has been shown to originate from long-lived dipolar couplings
in the tissue (e.g. dipolar couplings between the methylene molecules of the
myelin phospholipid bilayer). In this study, we optimized an ihMT scan protocol
for imaging the optic nerve and chiasm for the first time. This method may
potentially be used for quantitative evaluation of patients with multiple
sclerosis (MS), as well as other diseases affecting the visual pathway.