Permeability estimation from T1 mapping

B. Issa, P. Mansfield

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Fluids permeating a solid matrix can interact strongly with the pores in which they are contained. Enhanced relaxation behaviour over that of the bulk water can ensue due to the presence of paramagnetic centres or to exchange with bound water at the pore surface. In the latter case, the ratio of pore surface to the pore volume is effective in the relaxation behaviour. NMR provides an effective tool for investigating the solid matrix properties (e.g., pore size distribution) via indirect measurement of the fluid NMR parameters. In addition to spin density, we use T1 mapping to provide an estimate of the specific permeability of sandstone for a few samples.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-214
Number of pages2
JournalMagnetic Resonance Imaging
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • Echo-planar imaging (EPI)
  • Flow permeability
  • T mapping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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