Magnetization Transfer Imaging

  • M. Inglese
  • Y. Ge
  • R.I. Grossman
Part of the Topics in Neuroscience book series (TOPNEURO)


Although conventional MRI cannot establish the mechanisms of neurodegeneration, increasingly sophisticated imaging techniques are making it possible to study these processes in vivo. Among the quantitative MRI techniques, magnetization transfer imaging (MTI) has been the most extensively applied to the assessment of multiple sclerosis (MS), due to its sensitivity to the most destructive pathological substrates of the disease. This chapter outlines the major contributions of MTI in detecting and monitoring neurodegeneration in MS and other CNS diseases.


Multiple Sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis Patient Magnetization Transfer Multiple Sclerosis Lesion Magnetization Transfer Ratio 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Inglese
    • 1
  • Y. Ge
    • 1
  • R.I. Grossman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology Center for Biomedical ImagingNew York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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