3rdmolarslayer

Junior Member
10+ Year Member
5+ Year Member
Jul 3, 2005
41
0
ny
Status (Visible)
can anyone explain the difference between T1 and T2 mri images?
what can be visualized better with each?
thanks.
 

rrc

Member
10+ Year Member
5+ Year Member
Nov 10, 2004
128
2
Status (Visible)
3rdmolarslayer said:
can anyone explain the difference between T1 and T2 mri images?
what can be visualized better with each?
thanks.

http://spinwarp.ucsd.edu/neuroweb/Text/br-100.htm

Good article.

For our purposes most imaging will be T2. Water is bright and fat is dark. The opposite occurs in T1 weighted imaging. (Easy way to remember it is T2 = H2O for water).
 

esclavo

from frying pan into fire
10+ Year Member
5+ Year Member
Aug 16, 2005
785
9
Status (Visible)
  1. Non-Student
3rdmolarslayer said:
can anyone explain the difference between T1 and T2 mri images?
what can be visualized better with each?
thanks.

"T1 and T2" are slightly out of date in MRI, but oral surgeons love to hang on to old stuff for boards and pimping. Truth is that there are so many different MRI's with a myriad of different options...."T1 with fat suppression"...every time I talk to a radiologist about an MRI, they get upset when we try to figure out if it is T1 or 2. They look at you like you're about 15 years behind...but for boards sake the above way is a good way to remember if one accentuates fat or water.....
 
About the Ads
This thread is more than 14 years old.

Your message may be considered spam for the following reasons:

  1. Your new thread title is very short, and likely is unhelpful.
  2. Your reply is very short and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  3. Your reply is very long and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  4. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose.
  5. Your message is mostly quotes or spoilers.
  6. Your reply has occurred very quickly after a previous reply and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  7. This thread is locked.