The characterisation of mammalian tissue with 2D relaxation methods

Joshua Warner, Simon Donell, Kevin Wright, Luca Venturi, Brian Hills

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The potential of two-dimensional (2D) relaxometry for characterising mammalian tissue is explored on samples of liver, kidney (cortex, medulla and ureter) as well as cartilage. Significant differences are found between the T(1)-T(2) spectra of healthy and diseased human cartilage which suggests that 2D relaxometry could have potential use in clinical diagnosis. The effect of reducing the recovery delay on the T(1)-T(2) spectrum is explored to try to identify the optimum balance between speed and accuracy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)971-981
Number of pages11
JournalMagnetic Resonance Imaging
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010

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