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High-resolution spectroscopic imaging of the human skin.
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2001 (English)In: Magnetic Resonance Imaging, ISSN 0730-725X, Vol. 19, no 2, 275-8 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

High-resolution water, fat and chemical shift artefact-free images of different areas of the skin were obtained on a whole-body MR unit (1.5 T) with commercial receiver surface coil with a diameter of 25 mm and high-power gradients (23 mT/m). Sufficient signal-to-noise ratio was achieved by lowering receiver bandwidth to +/-10 kHz or lower and shortening the echo time to 11 (13) ms. Spectroscopic image data sets were acquired with resolution 0.102 x 0.133 mm in plane and slice thickness 0.5 mm. The results demonstrate that it is possible to produce high-quality water and fat micro-images of the skin layers using only a few chemical shift encoding steps in a clinically reasonable time (approximately 2 minutes per slice).

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2001. Vol. 19, no 2, 275-8 p.
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magnetic resonance spectroscopy, micro-imaging
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-109806PubMedID: 11358665OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-109806DiVA: diva2:300441
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