In today’s interview, we discuss the latest paper by Tonima Ali and Konstantin Momot from Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. Their paper presents a T2-based portable NMR analysis approach to quantify elevated mammographic density.
For those who would like to get a quick overview of our discussion, below is an annotated version of the interview. Clicking on the timestamp will take you to the exact video location where the topic is discussed.00:00 Introduction: MRM Highlights contributor Atef Badji introduces the authors and their paper.
08:00 The authors give us an overview of their background. Tonima is a recent PhD graduate that started working in MRI during her masters degree. Konstantin did his PhD in physical chemistry, where he worked on NMR spectroscopy before more recently moving on to MR imaging.
10:24 The authors present the technical limitations in using an inverse Laplace transform to reconstruct the T2 distribution.
13:37 Tonima and Konstantin explains why they were initially surprised by the results of the study. They expected the value of the T2 itself change with the relative fraction of fat and water, but what they found was a change in the area of the relative fat and water T2 distributions.