Magic Echo Imaging of the Brain at 1.5 T
Reddy R, Bronzo B, Witschey II W, Borthakur A
University of Pennsylvania
Magic echo imaging has been previously shown to generate a new kind of dipolar image contrast. In this study, we consider practical implementation, restrictions and advantages to magic echo imaging in the brain. We show the first magic echo brain images among a series of healthy volunteers and demonstrate T2 enhancement over conventional spin echo imaging. Methods for generating magic echo T2 maps are outlined and methods for eliminating the zero-peak artifact are shown. The effect of this T2 enhancement on image contrast is also taken into consideration.