Joshua Kaggie1, Danny Park2, Rexford D. Newbould3, Glen R. Morrell4, Brian Hargreaves5, Ernesto Staroswiecki5,6, Gary E. Gold5, Neal K. Bangerter2
1Physics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States; 2Electrical & Computer Engineering, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, United States; 3GSK Clinical Imaging Centre, London, United Kingdom; 4Radiology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States; 5Radiology, Stanford, Stanford, CA, United States; 6Electrical Engineering, Stanford, CA, UT, United States
In this work, we improve upon previously reported values of T1 and T2* for sodium in the breast. Previously, we used a DESPOT1 sequence, whereas we have developed an inversion recovery sequence so that we can measure T1 values more accurately. For our healthy woman volunteer, we measured sodium T1 to be 39.0 4.8 ms, T2long to be 21.0 5.6 ms, and T2short to be 0.8 0.4 ms.