Susceptibility-induced changes in signal intensity from spin-echo versus gradient-echo sequences

Hidemasa Uematsu, Tetsuya Matsuda, Masaya Takahashi, Hiroshi Inoue, Koji Hayashi, Hiroki Yamada, Yoshiharu Yonekura, Harumi Itoh

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This manuscript describes a study of the evaluation of T2 and T2* changes in a hypervascular tumor model (hemodialyzer phantom) under conditions simulating dynamic perfusion study. The measured 1/T2* was strongly dependent on the compartmentalization of contrast material within the model, whereas the observed 1/T2 was not. Gradient-echo magnetic resonance (MR) imaging may be more suitable than a spin-echo MR imaging for the evaluation of tumor vascularity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)367-370
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Imaging
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2002


  • Contrast agent
  • Gradient echo
  • Hypervascular tumor
  • Spin echo
  • Susceptibility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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