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Regarding MRI's

Discussion in 'Radiology' started by chillin, Oct 21, 2003.

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  1. chillin

    chillin Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 30, 2003
    What do you generally see used in clinical practice T1 weighted or T2? And what are the advantages of one over the other.
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  3. Whisker Barrel Cortex

    Whisker Barrel Cortex 1K Member 10+ Year Member

    Aug 10, 2001
    Actually, both T1 and T2 are pretty much performed on every scan. I don't think I've seen one without the other. There are also many other techniques (proton density, FLAIR, STIR, FATSAT, etc) that are often used depending on the body part and clinical question at hand.

    As for the advantages of one over the other, there are two many clinical uses and body parts to answer this broad question. In general, T1 is better for visualizing anatomy and T2 for pathology (this is VERY general).
  4. Santiago

    Santiago Catheter Jockey 7+ Year Member

    Apr 23, 2003
    We were also told the same thing but my personal feel is that T1 is great for paths too.Lots of time T1 shows the path better.But as you said ..very general observation..

  5. bosky

    bosky Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 28, 2002
    I'm just a researcher at this point, but I think Diffusion is superior to T1 and T2 for most things, especially at higher fields (3T and beyond). If we ever make it to "very" high fields clinically (e.g. 7-8 T), T1 and T2 contrast practically disappear.

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