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Sensitivity-Encoded Diffusion Tensor Imaging of the Cervical Cord.

By M. Cercignani, Mark A. Horsfield, F. Agosta and Massimo Filippi


This is the version as published by American Society of Neuroradiology. It is available online at The aim of this study was to apply sensitivityencoding (SENSE) echo-planar imaging (EPI) to diffusion tensor MR imaging of the cervical cord, an anatomic region\ud where MR imaging is particularly challenging. This technique was implemented with a SENSE reduction factor of 2 and used for imaging a water phantom and five healthy\ud volunteers. Off-resonance artifacts were notably reduced compared with those of full-FOV EPI sequences. This approach to diffusion tensor MR imaging of the cervical cord is promising for future, more extensive clinical applications

Publisher: American Society of Neuroradiology.
Year: 2003
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