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Definition: 'T2'

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T2

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1. In magnetic resonance, the time for 63% of transverse relaxation to occur; the value is a function of magnetic field strength and the chemical environment of the hydrogen nucleus; for protons in fat and in water, in a 1.5T magnet, about 60 milliseconds and 250 milliseconds, respectively. A T2-weighted image will have a bright water signal.



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