Fast Field Echo Imaging of Head and Neck Masses
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been reported to be a promising method in diagnosing head and neck masses [1–4]. In general, T1- and T2-weighted pulse sequences are used for the study of the nature and extension of the abnormal tissue. When using conventional spin echo (SE) techniques, a compromise has to be made between signal-to-noise ratio, spatial resolution, and acquisition time. For T2-weighted pulse sequences, acquisition time usually ranges between 10 and 20 min.
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