Central point artifact

Case contributed by Dr J. Ray Ballinger
MRI

T2 weighted gradient echo sequence showing a central point artifact in the pons.

Diagram

Diagram of central point artifact. 

Case Discussion

The central point artifact is a focal dot of increased signal in the center of an image. It is caused by a constant offset of the DC voltage in the receiver. 

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Case information

rID: 22615
Published: 11th Apr 2013
Last edited: 11th Mar 2018
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