High-Resolution 3D MR Neurography of the Wrist using Phase-Cycling Diffusion-Sensitized Driven-Equilibrium (pcDSDE)
Masami Yoneyama 1 , Makoto Obara 1 , Yuriko Ozawa 2 , Hajime Tanji 3 , Masanobu Nakamura 1 , Tomoyuki Okuaki 1 , Takashi Tabuchi 2 , Satoshi Tatsuno 2 , Ryuji Sashi 2 , and Marc Van Cauteren 1
Philips Electronics Japan, Tokyo, Japan,
Clinic, Tokyo, Japan,
Center, Kita-Fukushima Medical Center, Fukushima, Japan
This study showed a new scheme for MR neurography of the
wrist by using phase-cycled diffusion-sensitized driven
equilibrium (pcDSDE) technique for achieving
high-resolution MR neurography in the wrist. pcDSDE
sequence clearly showed both anatomies and courses of
median nerve, ulnar nerve and their branches.
Furthermore, this sequence could offer gself-fusionh
images simultaneously by using two types of
reconstructed images (neurography images and anatomical
images). DSDE sequence has great potential to stably
depict peripheral nerves in the extremities.
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