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Magnetization transfer suppression in gadolinium enhancement of the child’s brain

  • R. A. Zimmerman
  • J. C. Haselgrove
  • L. T. Bilaniuk
  • J. V. Hunter
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Abstract

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 words

Magnetic resonance imaging Magnetization transfer Brain, children 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. A. Zimmerman
    • 1
  • J. C. Haselgrove
    • 1
  • L. T. Bilaniuk
    • 1
  • J. V. Hunter
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyThe Children’s Hospital of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaUSA

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