Sean CL Deoni1
1Centre for Neuroimaging Sciences, London, UK
mcDESPOT is a promising new approach to whole-brain multi-component relaxometry. However, as the method utilizes data acquired using the rapid steady-state free-precession imaging sequence, it is sensitive to off-resonance effects leading to substantive errors in the derived myelin water fraction and relaxation time estimates. Here we suggest a simple approach allowing the near complete removal of these artifacts and demonstrate the efficiency of the technique in vivo.