Use of fluid attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) pulse sequences in MRI of the brain

J. V. Hajnal, D. J. Bryant, L. Kasuboski, Pradip Pattany, B. De Coene, P. D. Lewis, J. M. Pennock, A. Oatridge, I. R. Young, G. M. Bydder

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Abstract

Fluid attenuated inversion recovery pulse sequences with a long echo time (TE) have been used to image the brain in one volunteer and four patients. The long inversion time used with this sequence suppresses the signal from CSF and the long TE produces very heavy T2 weighting. The marked reduction in flow artefact from CSF and the high T2 weighting enabled anatomical detail to be seen within the brain stem and produced high lesion contrast in areas close to CSF. Lesions were demonstrated with greater conspicuity than with conventional T2-weighted sequences in patients with cerebral infarction, low grade astrocytoma, and diplegia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)841-844
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Volume16
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Brain
  • Fluid attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR)
  • Inversion recovery
  • Magnetic resonance imaging, techniques

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Hajnal, J. V., Bryant, D. J., Kasuboski, L., Pattany, P., De Coene, B., Lewis, P. D., ... Bydder, G. M. (1992). Use of fluid attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) pulse sequences in MRI of the brain. Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography, 16(6), 841-844.

Use of fluid attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) pulse sequences in MRI of the brain. / Hajnal, J. V.; Bryant, D. J.; Kasuboski, L.; Pattany, Pradip; De Coene, B.; Lewis, P. D.; Pennock, J. M.; Oatridge, A.; Young, I. R.; Bydder, G. M.

In: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography, Vol. 16, No. 6, 01.01.1992, p. 841-844.

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Hajnal, JV, Bryant, DJ, Kasuboski, L, Pattany, P, De Coene, B, Lewis, PD, Pennock, JM, Oatridge, A, Young, IR & Bydder, GM 1992, 'Use of fluid attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) pulse sequences in MRI of the brain', Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography, vol. 16, no. 6, pp. 841-844.
Hajnal JV, Bryant DJ, Kasuboski L, Pattany P, De Coene B, Lewis PD et al. Use of fluid attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) pulse sequences in MRI of the brain. Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography. 1992 Jan 1;16(6):841-844.
Hajnal, J. V. ; Bryant, D. J. ; Kasuboski, L. ; Pattany, Pradip ; De Coene, B. ; Lewis, P. D. ; Pennock, J. M. ; Oatridge, A. ; Young, I. R. ; Bydder, G. M. / Use of fluid attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) pulse sequences in MRI of the brain. In: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography. 1992 ; Vol. 16, No. 6. pp. 841-844.
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