Fat tissue and fat suppression
Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62) › 21_Publication in refereed journal › peer-review
|Journal / Publication||Magnetic Resonance Imaging|
|Publication status||Published - 1993|
|Link to Scopus||https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-0027300576&origin=recordpage|
Fat tissues consist of fat cells, capillaries, and collagen fibers. In order to completely suppress the signals from fat tissues in clinical magnetic resonance imaging, the signal from capillaries and collagen fibers as well as from fat cells should all be suppressed. We have previously reported that fat signal can be uniformly suppressed by applying an optimized presaturation pulse. The inhomogeneously broadened fat peak of tissue spectrum is excited by the optimized pulse and dephased by a subsequent field gradient. The broadened water peak is not affected. In this paper we discuss a technique that suppresses signals from fat tissues completely as well as uniformly. This technique is based on the cancellation of fat and water signals in the same image voxel by combining the optimized selective excitation with the opposite phase imaging technique. Experimental and clinical images demonstrate that the new technique improves the delineation and depiction of anatomy in clinical fat suppression imaging. © 1993.
- Fat suppression, Fat tissue, Magnetic field inhomogeneity, RF field variation