Meeting Banner
Abstract #3254

Rapid Estimation of Muscle Transverse Relaxation Time (T2) Based on Ultrafast Magnetic Resonance Imaging at 3.0 Tesla

Noriyuki Tawara1, Katsuya Maruyama2, Mamoru Niitsu3, Naoyuki Tamura4, Hideyuki Takahashi4, Atsuto Hoshikawa1, Kohei Nakajima1, Toru Okuwaki1, Takashi Kawahara1

1Department of Sports Medicine, Japan Institute of Sports Scinences, Tokyo, Japan; 2Siemens Japan, Tokyo, Japan; 3Department of Radiology, Saitama Medcical University, Saitama, Japan; 4Department of Sports Science, Japan Institute of Sports Sciences, Tokyo, Japan

Exercise-induced muscle activity is essential in sports medicine and rehabilitation medicine. MRI can evaluate muscle activity; transverse relaxation time (T2) of the exercised muscle is increased compared to that of rested muscle. Therefore, evaluation of muscle activity using T2weighted MRI will facilitate identification the most effective exercises for strengthening the each muscle. In order to reduce the acquisition time of muscle T2 calculating, the aim of his study was to assess the pulse sequences for T2 measurement in 3.0T by comparing it with multiple spin echo (MSE). In particular, this study was verified about SE-EPI and DESS.