transverse relaxation

trans·verse re·lax·a·tion

in nuclear magnetic resonance, the decay of the nuclear magnetization vector at right angles to the magnetic field after the 90° pulse is turned off; the signal is called free induction decay. See: T2. Compare: longitudinal relaxation.

trans·verse re·lax·a·tion

(trans-vĕrs' rē'lak-sā'shŭn)
magnetic resonance imaging The rapid decay of the nuclear magnetization vector at right angles to the magnetic field after the 90° pulse is turned off; the signal is called free induction decay.
See also: T2
Compare: longitudinal relaxation
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1-T magnet at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) [1], is employed to investigate the apparent transverse relaxation ([T.
METHODS: The difference between the transverse relaxation rate (R2) measured with a high-field MR instrument and the R2 measured with a lower field instrument defines a measure termed the field-dependent R2 increase (FDRI).
a] are the effective transverse relaxation times of the crystalline phase, interphase, and amorphous phase, respectively.
Values as high as 140 h, potentially limited by magnetic field gradients, have been observed for the transverse relaxation time T2 in sealed low pressure cells [58].
A discussion of chemical exchange effects has been introduced in order to help with the explanation of transverse relaxation.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can measure transverse relaxation rate (R2) of tissues.
The polymer melt consists of regions having a spectrum of transverse relaxation times.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can quantify transverse relaxation rates, which can be used to quantify tissue iron stores as well as evaluate increases in MR-visible water (an indicator of tissue damage).

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