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Abstract #3073

Contrast and Optimal Scan Parameters of T1-Weighted MR Imaging at 3.0 T: Evaluating with Using Computer Simulation Software

Shogo ODA1, Keiichi KIKUCHI1, Hitoshi MIKI2, Yoshiyasu HIRATSUKA1, Teruhito MOCHIZUKI1

1Department of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Radiology, Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine, Toon city, Ehime, Japan; 2Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Ehime Prefectural Central Hospital, Matsuyama city, Ehime, Japan

In this presentation, we will demonstrate that 3.0 T MRI provides superior T1-weighted image contrast comparing 1.5 T with optimal scan parameters, and T1-FLAIR imaging can depict better contrast than T1-SE imaging. Additionally, we show the usefulness of computer simulated brain imaging software we developed. This software can reproduce the signal intensity and contrast of the brain tissue under various conditions.