בשל "הגנת זכויות יוצרים", מובא להלן קישור למאמר בלבד. לקריאתו בטקסט מלא, אנא פנה לספרייה הרפואית הזמינה לך.
The infant brain undergoes drastic morphological and functional development during the first year of life.
Three-dimensional T1-weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging (3D T1w-MRI) is a major tool to characterize the brain anatomy, which however, manifests inherently low and rapidly changing contrast between white matter (WM) and gray matter (GM) in the infant brains (0-12 month-old).
Despite the prior efforts made to maximize tissue contrast in the neonatal brains (≤1 months), optimization of imaging methods in the rest of the infancy (1–12 months) is not fully addressed, while brains in the latter period exhibit even more challenging contrast.
Here, we performed a systematic investigation to improve the contrast between cortical GM and subcortical WM throughout the infancy.
We first performed simultaneous T1 and proton density mapping in a normally developing infant cohort at 3T (n = 57).