MRI of the Normal Bone Marrow: Pulse Sequences

  • Lia Angela MoulopoulosEmail author
  • Vassilis Koutoulidis


The first step towards the interpretation of MR images of the bone marrow is getting familiar with the appearance of the normal marrow, including expected age-related changes [1]. Differences in fat and water content are primarily responsible for the different signal intensities of red and yellow bone marrow on MR images. In the following chapter, normal bone marrow MRI is discussed, in terms of findings on the different pulse sequences.


Apparent Diffusion Coefficient Normal Bone Marrow Apparent Diffusion Coefficient Measurement Fatty Marrow Short Inversion Time Inversion Recovery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.1st Department of RadiologyUniversity of Athens School of MedicineAthensGreece

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