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SWIp and FFE of a brain with hemosiderin foci

Case Study
Nickerson, Joshua, M.D. University of Vermont Medical Center • USA
Watts, Richard, Ph.D. University of Vermont College of Medicine • USA

MR examination

SWIp and gradient echo images of a patient with radiation-induced foci of hemosiderin deposition were compared at University of Vermont (Burlington, USA).
The patient was scanned on Ingenia 3.0T.

Images

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FFE <br>SWIP
FFE
SWIP

Findings

A greater number of small foci is seen on the SWIp image.

Impact of SWIp

The SWIp sequence offers high resolution 3D susceptibility weighted brain imaging, which helps to visualize deoxygenated blood or calcium deposits. In combination with other clinical information, it may help in the diagnosis of various neurological pathologies.

 

 

Read why UVM incorporated SWIp in all of their brain exam protocols:

 

FieldStrength article: UVM brain MRI protocols upgraded with latest methods

 

 

 

 

Results from case studies are not predictive of results in other cases. Results in other cases may vary.



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Case Study
Ingenia 3.0T
Brain, dStream, Hemosiderin foci, Neuro, susceptibility weighted imaging, SWIp, trauma
 

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