Increased-Contrast, High-Spatial-Resolution, Diffusion-weighted, Spin-Echo, Echo-planar Imaging Academic Article uri icon

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  • An insertable head gradient coil with a maximum gradient amplitude of 45 mT/m and a rise time of 150 musec along all three major axes was used to collect high-spatial-resolution, single-shot, spin-echo, echo-planar, diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance images with b values ranging from 0 to 2,200 sec/mm2. Improvements in spatial resolution allowed better visualization of large white matter tracts and their relation to adjacent anatomic structures. Excellent contrast and anatomic detail were revealed for most structures in the brain when a sufficient number of acquisitions were collected.


  • Thompson, Michael R
  • Venkatesan, Ramesh
  • Kuppusamy, Karthik
  • Celik, Azim
  • Lin, Weili
  • Kido, Daniel K
  • Haacke, Mark

publication date

  • January 1999