Technical note

Thomas William Redpath, Francis Smith

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The design of a double inversion recovery (DIR) sequence, to image selectively grey or white brain matter, is described. Suitable choice of inversion times allows either cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and white matter to be suppressed, to image the cortex alone, or CSF and grey matter to be suppressed, to image the white matter. The DIR sequence was found to give clear delineation of the cerebral cortex.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1258-1263
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Journal of Radiology
Issue number804
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1994


  • cereberospinal-fluid volumes
  • field-dependence
  • relaxation-times
  • MR
  • calibration
  • contrast
  • invivo


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