2018 年 74 巻 10 号 p. 1180-1185
We have found that the number of packages influences contrast for brain tissue signals on fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the contrast of white and gray matters by changing the number of packages. In a volunteer study (n=8), FLAIR images were obtained with the various number of packages (number of package=2, 3, 4, 5). We investigated the same imaging condition at both 1.5 and 3.0T. The signal intensity of white and gray matters in all volunteers was increased as increasing the number of packages. Moreover, the contrast ratio between white and gray matters was slightly decreased. In our conclusion, the contrast between the gray and white matters on FLAIR was influenced by the number of packages.