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Probing the myelin water compartment with a saturation-recovery, multi-echo gradient-recalled echo sequence

Kleban, Elena, Gowland, Penny and Bowtell, Richard 2021. Probing the myelin water compartment with a saturation-recovery, multi-echo gradient-recalled echo sequence. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 86 (1) , pp. 167-181. 10.1002/mrm.28695

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PurposeTo investigate the effect of varying levels of urn:x-wiley:07403194:media:mrm28695:mrm28695-math-0001‐weighting on the evolution of the complex signal from white matter in a multi‐echo gradient‐recalled echo (mGRE) saturation‐recovery sequence.Theory and MethodsAnalysis of the complex signal evolution in an mGRE sequence allows the contributions from short‐ and long‐urn:x-wiley:07403194:media:mrm28695:mrm28695-math-0002 components to be separated, thus providing a measure of the relative strength of signals from the myelin water, and the external and intra‐axonal compartments. Here we evaluated the effect of different levels of urn:x-wiley:07403194:media:mrm28695:mrm28695-math-0003‐weighting on these signals, expecting that the previously reported, short urn:x-wiley:07403194:media:mrm28695:mrm28695-math-0004 of the myelin water would lead to a relative enhancement of the myelin water signal in the presence of signal saturation. Complex, saturation‐recovery mGRE data from the splenium of the corpus callosum from 5 healthy volunteers were preprocessed using a frequency difference mapping (FDM) approach and analyzed using the 3‐pool model of complex signal evolution in white matter.ResultsAn increase in the apparent urn:x-wiley:07403194:media:mrm28695:mrm28695-math-0005 as a function of echo time was demonstrated, but this increase was an order of magnitude smaller than that expected from previously reported myelin water urn:x-wiley:07403194:media:mrm28695:mrm28695-math-0006‐values. This suggests the presence of magnetization transfer and exchange effects which counteract the urn:x-wiley:07403194:media:mrm28695:mrm28695-math-0007‐weighting.ConclusionVariation of the urn:x-wiley:07403194:media:mrm28695:mrm28695-math-0008 amplitude in a saturation‐recovery mGRE sequence can be used to modulate the relative strength of signals from the different compartments in white matter, but the modulation is less than predicted from previously reported urn:x-wiley:07403194:media:mrm28695:mrm28695-math-0009‐values.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC)
Additional Information: This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License
Publisher: Wiley
ISSN: 0740-3194
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 9 March 2021
Date of Acceptance: 4 January 2021
Last Modified: 04 May 2023 20:18

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