3D QALAS is a promising new technique that simultaneously maps T1, T2, and PD in a single 3D acquisition. Both 3D QALAS and 2D MAGIC were applied for synthetic imaging and quantification in human brains. While T1 and T2 values were comparable between the two techniques, 3D QALAS was simpler to process and achieved smaller voxel sizes over larger matrices with similar acquisition times, resulting in less partial volume effects. 2D MAGIC maintained the high in-plane resolution and efficiency of an interleaved multi-slice technique. 3D QALAS thus presents an attractive quantification method for therapy planning and tissue volume measurement applications.