Basic Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and its Application in Myelin Disorders

  • Jacob Valk
  • Marjo S. van der Knaap


It is not the purpose of this book to discuss in detail the physical principles of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (see Valk et al. 1985). We will limit the discussion to what is necessary to understand the different sequences used in the illustrations, being respectively so-called T1-weighted (Ti W) images made with inversion recovery (IR) pulse sequences, or spin echo (SE) pulse sequences with short repetition time (TR) and echo time (TE), and T2-weighted (T2W) images made with SE sequences with long TR and long TE, often with simultaneous acquisition of multiple echoes (ME).


Inversion Recovery Optic Neuritis Spin Echo Spin Echo Sequence Bright Signal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacob Valk
    • 1
  • Marjo S. van der Knaap
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic Radiology and NeuroradiologyFree University HospitalAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Child NeurologyAcademic HospitalUtrechtThe Netherlands

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