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.