This is an in-depth review of the properties of the inversion recovery pulse sequence. The authors analyze and discuss the forms of the pulse sequence, presenting “a unified approach to understanding the tissue contrast developed by each of them.” The introduction reviews the development of clinical magnetic resonance imaging and the application of the inversion recovery (IR) pulse sequences. Discussed in detail are the basics of the IR sequence; the short T1 inversion recovery (STIR) sequence; the medium T1 IR sequence; the long sequences; the flow effects; angiography and perfusion; the other variants of the IR sequence; contrast enhancement; the STIR sequence; the medium T1 sequence; the fluid attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR); flow angiography and perfusion; and other variants. This very informative article is enriched by numerous illustrations and tables and 136 references are quoted.
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Clin Radiol 1998;53:159–176
© 1998 Published by Elsevier Inc.