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Enhancement effects and relaxivities of gadolinium-DTPA at 1.5 versus 3 Tesla: a phantom study.

Authors
  • Sasaki, Makoto
  • Shibata, Eri
  • Kanbara, Yoshiyuki
  • Ehara, Shigeru
Type
Published Article
Journal
Magnetic resonance in medical sciences : MRMS : an official journal of Japan Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2005
Volume
4
Issue
3
Pages
145–149
Identifiers
PMID: 16462135
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The decrease in relaxivities of the Gd-DTPA at 3T appears to be so small that T1 prolongation of the water improves contrast enhancement, suggesting a potential clinical advantage in administration of Gd-DTPA at high field strength.

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