Imaging gray brain matter with a double-inversion pulse sequence to suppress CSF and white matter signals

Thomas William Redpath, Francis Smith

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The design of a double-inversion recovery (DIR) sequence, to selectively image gray brain matter, is described. A suitable choice of inversion times allows the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and white matter to be suppressed, to image the cortex alone. Consistently good results were achieved in a group of normal volunteers using the same inversion times throughout. The DIR sequence was found give clear delineation of the complex folds of the cerebral cortex.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)451-455
Number of pages5
JournalMagnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology and Medicine
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1994


  • double-inversion recovery
  • brain cortex
  • segmentation
  • cerebrospinal-fluid
  • relaxation-times
  • MR
  • calibration
  • volumes
  • invivo

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