(19)
(11)EP 2 762 863 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
25.02.2015 Bulletin 2015/09

(43)Date of publication A2:
06.08.2014 Bulletin 2014/32

(21)Application number: 14160777.0

(22)Date of filing:  11.01.2013
(51)Int. Cl.: 
G01N 24/08  (2006.01)
G01R 33/50  (2006.01)
G01R 33/54  (2006.01)
G01R 33/48  (2006.01)
G01R 33/561  (2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
BA ME

(30)Priority: 11.01.2012 US 201261585507 P
09.01.2013 US 201313736985

(62)Application number of the earlier application in accordance with Art. 76 EPC:
13151055.4 / 2615448

(71)Applicant: Prad Research and Development Limited
Tortola (VG)

(72)Inventors:
  • Song, Yi-Qiao
    Newton Center, MA Massachusetts 02459 (US)
  • Han, Fei
    New York City, NY New York (US)
  • Paulsen, Jeffrey
    28 Brookline, MA Massachusetts 02446 (US)

(74)Representative: Oxley, Robin John George 
Marks & Clerk LLP Alpha Tower Suffolk Street Queensway
Birmingham B1 1TT
Birmingham B1 1TT (GB)

  


(54)Magnetic resonance imaging methods to resolve short T2 components


(57) A method of investigating an object using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) equipment includes generating a one-dimensional projection of the object for each of a plurality of echoes utilizing echo train signal indications resulting from pulse sequences, and utilizing the plurality of one-dimensional projections, for each of the plurality of echoes, generating NMR image data for at least one location in the object. The NMR image data may be displayed. The displayed data may include a T2 decay curve, a T2 value display, a T2 distribution graph, or petrophysical data for at least one object location.