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Abstract #4530

Feasibility of inhomogeneous magnetization transfer for the peripheral nerve of the brachial plexus

Takayuki Sada1, Hajime Yokota2, Ryuna Kurosawa1, Takafumi Yoda1, Koji Matsumoto1, Takashi Namiki3, Masami Yoneyama3, Guillaume Gilbert4, Yoshitada Masuda1, and Takashi Uno2
1Department of Radiology, Chiba university hospital, Chiba, Japan, 2Diagnostic Radiology and Radiation Oncology, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan, 3Philips Japan, Tokyo, Japan, 4Philips Canada, Mississauga, ON, Canada


Magnetization transfer (MT) has been conventionally used for the determination of myelin. However, the problem with the MT is that it reflects bound water that is not related to myelin. Inhomogeneous Magnetization Transfer (ihMT) can act specifically on myelin, it has been reported to be a useful method for quantifying myelin in brain and spinal cord regions. In this study, we compared conventional MT and ihMT for the brachial plexus, and ihMT might be able to reflect more accurate information about myelin than MT.

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