Simultaneous acquisition of proton density, t1, and t2 images with triple contrast rare sequence

Koichi Oshio, Ferenc A. Jolesz

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A fast multislice sequence that gives proton density (PD)-, T1-, and T2-weighted images simultaneously has been developed. The triple contrast RARE (TCRARE) is based on RARE and uses two interleaved TR intervals to obtain PD-, T1-, and T2-weighted images without spatial misregistration or RF gain mismatch within 2 min. By adding a fat suppression pulse before one of two excitation pulses, it is also possible to obtain an image set with and without fat suppression in a single acquisition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-338
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Jan 1



  • Fast spin echo
  • Magnetic resonance imaging techniques
  • Rapid acquisition with relaxation enhancement (RARE)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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