R. Marc Lebel1
1Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Quantitative T2 mapping provides an absolute measure of transverse relaxation that is independent of other confounding factors; however, heterogeneous transmit fields and shaped RF pulses preclude the use a mono- or multi-exponential fit to measure T2. We present a freely available toolbox for robust quantitative T2 mapping with stimulated echo compensation based on recently published work. The toolbox enables accurate mono- or multi-component analysis despite heterogeneous transmit fields and slice-selective refocusing; the toolbox can be obtained from http://mrel.usc.edu/.