論文

2018年7月1日

Hybrid quantitative MRI using chemical shift displacement and recovery-based simultaneous water and lipid imaging: A preliminary study

Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Naoki Ohno
  • ,
  • Tosiaki Miyati
  • ,
  • Shuto Suzuki
  • ,
  • Hirohito Kan
  • ,
  • Toshitaka Aoki
  • ,
  • Yoshitaka Nakamura
  • ,
  • Yuki Hiramatsu
  • ,
  • Satoshi Kobayashi
  • ,
  • Toshifumi Gabata

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開始ページ
61
終了ページ
67
記述言語
英語
掲載種別
研究論文(学術雑誌)
DOI
10.1016/j.mri.2018.03.013
出版者・発行元
Elsevier Inc.

Purpose: To suppress olefinic signals and enable simultaneous and quantitative estimation of multiple functional parameters associated with water and lipid, we investigated a modified method using chemical shift displacement and recovery-based separation of lipid tissue (SPLIT) involving acquisitions with different inversion times (TIs), echo times (TEs), and b-values. Materials and methods: Single-shot diffusion echo-planar imaging (SSD-EPI) with multiple b-values (0–3000 s/mm2) was performed without fat suppression to separate water and lipid images using the chemical shift displacement of lipid signals in the phase-encoding direction. An inversion pulse (TI = 292 ms) was applied to SSD-EPI to remove olefinic signals. Consecutively, SSD-EPI (b = 0 s/mm2) was performed with TI = 0 ms and TE = 31.8 ms for T1 and T2 measurements, respectively. Under these conditions, transverse water and lipid images at the maximum diameter of the right calf were obtained in six healthy subjects. T1, T2, and the apparent diffusion coefficients (ADC) were then calculated for the tibialis anterior (TA), gastrocnemius (GM), and soleus (SL) muscles, tibialis bone marrow (TB), and subcutaneous fat (SF). Perfusion-related (D*) and restricted diffusion coefficients (D) were calculated for the muscles. Lastly, the lipid fractions (LF) of the muscles were determined after T1 and T2 corrections. Results: The modified SPLIT method facilitated sufficient separation of water and lipid images of the calf, and the inversion pulse with TI of 292 ms effectively suppressed olefinic signals. All quantitative parameters obtained with the modified SPLIT method were found to be in general agreement with those previously reported in the literature. Conclusion: The modified SPLIT technique enabled sufficient suppression of olefinic signals and simultaneous acquisition of quantitative parameters including diffusion, perfusion, T1 and T2 relaxation times, and LF.

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DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mri.2018.03.013

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