Estimation and removal of partial volume effects of cerebrospinal fluid in intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) imaging
Hajime Tamura 1 , Shunji Mugikura 2 , Yoshiaki Komori 3 , Kazuomi Yamanaka 4 , and Hideki Ota 2
Graduate School of Medicine, Tohoku
University, Sendai, Japan,
Radiology, Tohoku University Hospital, Sendai, Japan,
Japan K.K., Tokyo, Japan,
Tohoku University Hospital, Sendai, Japan
IVIM imaging of the brain requires both high signal to
noise ratio and exclusion of partial-volume effects of
free water. This may be achieved by addition of
inversion-recovery DWI for b = 0 and 1000 [s mm
without the penalty of a long scan time.
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