The locus coeruleus (LC) is mainly responsible for the synthesis of noradrenaline in the brain. Pathological alterations of the LC are involved in many neurodegenerative diseases. In this work, we use the tissue properties (spin density and T1 value) of the LC extracted from an MTC-STAGE (strategically acquired gradient echo) susceptibility weighted imaging protocol. Choosing the right flip angle and resolution can provide optimal visualization of the LC. We found that a short echo scan, with a flip angle of 25-30o and a resolution of 0.67 x 0.67 x 1.34mm3 provides the best visualization of the LC.