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Abstract #2310

Detection of Cortical Layers Via Magnetization Transfer Imaging at 7T

Olivier E. Mougin1, Alain Pitiot2, Penny A. Gowland1

1Sir Peter Mansfield Magnetic Resonance Centre, School of Physics & Astronomy,University of Nottingham, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom; 2School of Psychology, Institute of Neuroscience, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Variations in magnetization transfer (MT) ratio across the cortex have been detected using high resolution MT scans at 7T and are assumed to correspond to variations in myelination, and variations in MT corresponding to the stria of Gennari have been detected on MT maps.