Application of Magnetic Resonance Fat-Free Imaging
In addition, we will perform the same scans on 4 volunteers who have no history of sarcoma.
Scanning volunteers will allow us to optimize the imaging technique by 1.) Determine the
best combination of pulse-sequence and magnetization transfer technique to obtain the
greatest contrast and 2.) Determine the parameters of repetition time (TR), echo time (TE)
and magnetization transfer time and power in order to reduce overall image acquisition time
while optimizing image quality. Honing this technique on volunteers will allow us to
decrease scan time and potential discomfort for patients.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
To determine if our magnetization transfer fat-free imaging methods produce fat suppression images of sarcoma that are better, equal to or less in quality than fat-suppressed T2-weighted MRI images.
Samuel Singer, MD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
United States: Institutional Review Board
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