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Abstract #2320

Contrast at Ultra-High Field: Relaxation Times in the Rat Brain at 16.4 T

Rolf Pohmann1

1Magnetic Resonance Center, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tbingen, Germany

Knowledge of the relaxation times is not only necessary for sequence optimization; it may also be decisive to judge the advantages for ultra-high field MRI. Here, T1, T2 and T2* in the rat brain were measured at 16.4 T with a spatial resolution of 180 m inplane. The relaxation times were quantified with high accuracy for 20 anatomical structures and maps were generated to display the spatial distribution of the relaxation times over the brain.