VALUE OF FAT SUPPRESSION IN GADOLINIUM-ENHANCED MAGNETIC RESONANCE NEUROIMAGING
Version of Record online: 9 MAR 2011
© 2011 Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
Special Issue: Magnetic Resonance Neuroimaging
Volume 52, Issue Supplement s1, pages S85–S90, March/April 2011
How to Cite
D'ANJOU, M.-A., CARMEL, É. N. and TIDWELL, A. S. (2011), VALUE OF FAT SUPPRESSION IN GADOLINIUM-ENHANCED MAGNETIC RESONANCE NEUROIMAGING. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound, 52: S85–S90. doi: 10.1111/j.1740-8261.2010.01789.x
- Issue online: 9 MAR 2011
- Version of Record online: 9 MAR 2011
- Received May 26, 2010; accepted for publication September 27, 2010.
- fat suppression;
- magnetic resonance imaging;
T1-weighted, gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging is frequently used to investigate neurologic disease in small animals; however, the abundance of hyperintense adipose tissue adjacent to neural structures, particularly the cranial nerves and spinal cord, can decrease the conspicuity of contrast-enhanced tissues on T1-weighted images. For this reason, chemical fat saturation techniques are used to suppress the signal of adipose tissues, enabling improved depiction of gadolinium-enhanced structures and detection of lesions affecting the nervous system.