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.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Magnetic Resonance Imaging|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2010|