Chapter 6. T2: The Transverse Relaxation Time

  1. Paul Tofts
  1. Philip A. Boulby1 and
  2. Fergus J. Rugg–Gunn1,2

Published Online: 8 JUL 2004

DOI: 10.1002/0470869526.ch6

Quantitative MRI of the Brain: Measuring Changes Caused by Disease

Quantitative MRI of the Brain: Measuring Changes Caused by Disease

How to Cite

Boulby, P. A. and Rugg–Gunn, F. J. (2003) T2: The Transverse Relaxation Time, in Quantitative MRI of the Brain: Measuring Changes Caused by Disease (ed P. Tofts), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470869526.ch6

Editor Information

  1. NMR Research Unit, Department of Neuroinflammation and Medical Physics, Institute of Neurology, University College London, Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    MRI Unit, National Society for Epilepsy, Chalfont Centre for Epilepsy, Chalfont St Peter, Gerrard's Cross, Buckinghamshire, SL9 0RJ, UK

  2. 2

    Kings Hospital, London, UK

  1. Reviewed by Thomas Redpath, Reader in MRI Physics, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 JUL 2004
  2. Published Print: 15 AUG 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470847213

Online ISBN: 9780470869529

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Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Physical Principles of the Phenomenon

  • Relaxation

  • Relaxation Mechanisms

  • Rephasing the Signal

  • Measurement of T2 Using MRI

  • Exchange of Magnetization

  • Multiexponential Decay

  • How Many Time Points to Take?

  • Artefacts

  • Clinical Applications of Quantitative T2-weighted Imaging: Normals

  • Medical Disorders

  • Future

  • References