1Magnetic Resonance Center, Max Planck
Institute for Biological Cybernetics,
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.