Quantifying Tissue Properties of the Optic Radiations Using Strategically Acquired Gradient Echo Imaging and Enhancing the Contrast Using Diamagnetic Susceptibility Weighted Imaging Academic Article uri icon

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  • Visualization of the optic radiations is of clinical importance for diagnosing many diseases and depicting their anatomic structures for neurosurgical interventions. In this study, we quantify proton density, T1, T2*, and susceptibility of the optic radiation fiber bundles in a series of 10 healthy control participants using strategically acquired gradient echo imaging. Furthermore, we introduce a novel means to enhance the contrast of the optic radiations using diamagnetic susceptibility weighted imaging.


  • Jella, PK
  • Chen, Y
  • Tu, W
  • Makam, S
  • Beckius, S
  • Hamtaei, E
  • Hsu, CC-T
  • Haacke, Mark

publication date

  • February 2021