Magnetization transfer suppression in gadolinium enhancement of the child’s brain
Magnetization transfer suppression (MTS) pulse was applied to a T1-weighted sequence and compared to the same sequence without MTS in order to detect its effect on gadolinium-enhancing intracranial pathology in children.
We examined 71 patients, 43 girls and 28 boys, ages 6 months to 18 years. There were 7 (8%) seen only with MTS, 42% were better defined with MTS than without, and 50% in which the two examinations were equal. In conclusion, gadolinium-enhanced T1-weighted MTS pulse sequences provided improved detection and delineation of contrast-enhancing brain lesions.
key wordsMagnetic resonance imaging Magnetization transfer Brain, children
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