High intensity signal of the posterior pituitary - A study with horizontal direction of frequency-encoding and fat suppression MR techniques


Arslan A., Karaarslan E., Dincer A.

ACTA RADIOLOGICA, vol.40, no.2, pp.142-145, 1999 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/02841859909177729
  • Journal Name: ACTA RADIOLOGICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.142-145
  • Keywords: neurohypophysis, MR imaging, CENTRAL DIABETES-INSIPIDUS, DYNAMIC MR, GLAND, LOBE, IMAGES, HYPOPITUITARISM, NEUROHYPOPHYSIS, APPEARANCE, PATIENT, HORMONE
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Purpose. To evaluate the consistency of fat in the high intensity signals of the normal neurohypophysis and to differentiate the high signal of posterior pituitary from that of dorsum sella. Sagittal SE T1-weighted images with frequency encoding in the horizontal direction were used in order to differentiate the high signal of posterior pituitary and dorsum sella by the vertically-oriented chemical shift artifact.