Suppression of cerebrospinal fluid and blood flow artifacts in FLAIR MR imaging with a single-slab three-dimensional pulse sequence: Initial experience

D. F. Kallmes, F. K. Hul, J. P. Mugler

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The authors compared high-signal-intensity flow-related artifacts present with a conventional two-dimensional (2D) fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) sequence with those seen with a single-slab, three-dimensional (3D) FLAIR sequence. Four readers graded the subarachnoid space and intraventricular artifacts, the pulsation artifacts, and the conspicuity of cranial nerves in the posterior fossa. For all comparisons, differences between 2D and 3D images were highly statistically significant, with 3D imaging being superior in all cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-255
Number of pages5
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001



  • Artifact
  • Brain, MR, 10.12149
  • Cerebrospinal fluid, 167.12149
  • Magnetic resonance (MR), pulse sequences, 10.12149

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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