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Preliminary observations of transverse relaxation rates obtained at 3 tesla from the substantia nigra of adult normal human brain.

Authors
  • Helpern, J A
  • Ordidge, R J
  • Gorell, J M
  • Deniau, J C
  • Welch, K M
Type
Published Article
Journal
NMR in biomedicine
Publication Date
Feb 01, 1995
Volume
8
Issue
1
Pages
25–27
Identifiers
PMID: 7547180
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The transverse relaxation rates R2 and R2* were measured at 3 T in the substantia nigra of the midbrain of adult normal human controls. The relaxation rate arising from magnetic inhomogeneities, R2', was calculated from the relationship R2* = R2 + R2'. No significant differences were found for any parameters between left and right side substantia nigra regions, however, a significant inverse correlation was found between R2 and R2' (r = 0.70, p = 0.035). Water diffusion, in the presence of paramagnetic metal ions, may play a role in determining the relative contributions to reversible and irreversible transverse relaxation and may explain the inverse correlation demonstrated here.

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