3D T 1 and T 2 mapping of the carotid vessel wall using variable and variable TE iMSDE black-blood imaging
Bram F Coolen 1 , Henk Smit 2 , Dirk HJ Poot 2,3 , Gyula Kotek 2 , Stefan Klein 2 , and Aart J Nederveen 1
Department of Radiology, Academic Medical
Center Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands,
Imaging Group Rotterdam, Erasmus MC Rotterdam,
science and Technology, Delft University of Technology,
We present a novel protocol for 3D carotid T1 and T2
mapping using an adapted iMSDE black-blood sequence. The
method is validated using phantom experiments and
simulations. Feasibility of this approach was tested
using in vivo measurements in a healthy volunteer.
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