Parkinson’s Disease / 2014 / Article / Fig 2

Research Article

Utilizing Fast Spin Echo MRI to Reduce Image Artifacts and Improve Implant/Tissue Interface Detection in Refractory Parkinson’s Patients with Deep Brain Stimulators

Figure 2

(a) Coronal 3D long echo train T2 image showing 2.2 mm tip diameter (ETL 80, TE 85 ms) with visualization of white matter tissue adequately; (b) and (c) 3D long echo train FLAIR MR signal for an infected DBS lead (arrow showing infection prior to removal (b) and after removal and treatment (c)). Note the artifactual bright dots in T2 images are not prominently present on FLAIR while the size of the implant lead is similar to those in T2 images (Figure 1).