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Abstract #4298

An improved SWI method for nigrosome 1 imaging

Yangsoo Ryu 1 , Yoonho Nam 1 , Han Jang 1 , Sung Suk Oh 2 , Eung Yeop Kim 3 , and Jongho Lee 1

1 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, Seoul, Korea, 2 Medical Device Development Center, Daegu-Gyeongbuk Medical Innovation Foundation, Daegu, Korea, 3 Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Radiology, Incheon, Korea

In this work, we proposed an approach to enhance the CNR of the nigrosome 1 structure. Additionally, a navigator echo was acquired to compensate for physiological noises (respiration) in the data. The new approach substantially improved CNR and successfully visualized nigrosome 1 at 3T.

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