Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 40, Issue 10, pp 1355–1360

3T MR neurography using three-dimensional diffusion-weighted PSIF: technical issues and advantages

  • Avneesh Chhabra
  • Ty K. Subhawong
  • Cary Bizzell
  • Aaron Flammang
  • Theodoros Soldatos
Technical Report
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Abstract

Three-dimensional (3D) diffusion-weighted reversed fast imaging with steady state precession (3D DW-PSIF) MR sequence has the potential to create nerve-specific images. The authors describe the technical issues and their initial experience with this imaging technique employed for peripheral MR neurography.

Keywords

3D DW-PSIF MR neurography Vascular suppression Peripheral nerves 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Avneesh Chhabra
    • 1
  • Ty K. Subhawong
    • 1
  • Cary Bizzell
    • 1
  • Aaron Flammang
    • 2
  • Theodoros Soldatos
    • 1
  1. 1.The Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological ScienceThe Johns Hopkins HospitalBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Siemens Medical Solutions, USA IncMalvernUSA

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