Magnetic Resonance Imaging of $$T_2$$- and Diffusion Anisotropy Using a Tiltable Receive Coil [chapter]

Chantal M. W. Tax, Elena Kleban, Muhamed Baraković, Maxime Chamberland, Derek K. Jones
2021 Mathematics and Visualization  
AbstractThe anisotropic microstructure of white matter is reflected in various MRI contrasts. Transverse relaxation rates can be probed as a function of fibre-orientation with respect to the main magnetic field, while diffusion properties are probed as a function of fibre-orientation with respect to an encoding gradient. While the latter is easy to obtain by varying the orientation of the gradient, as the magnetic field is fixed, obtaining the former requires re-orienting the head. In this work
more » ... we deployed a tiltable RF-coil to study $$T_2$$ T 2 - and diffusional anisotropy of the brain white matter simultaneously in diffusion-$$T_2$$ T 2 correlation experiments.
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-56215-1_12 fatcat:rv7qx5ufdvgjffitfczbsejwgu