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Figure 2: (a) The exponential decay of the nerve and muscle signal. Simulation values and experimental relative signal values from nerve and muscle after normalization are depicted. (b) The cost function Nerve- Muscle contrast; Experimental validation of iMSDE optimization in comparison to the theoretical values. The nerve-muscle contrast peaks at T2prep time of 50 ms. iMSDE T2prep time is hence chosen as 50 ms. (c) Visualization of the anatomy of the brachial plexus in a 24-year-old volunteer with maximum intensity projection images. The oval and square ROIs indicate how the nerve and background SNR is measure

Figure 2: (a) The exponential decay of the nerve and muscle signal. Simulation values and experimental relative signal values from nerve and muscle after normalization are depicted. (b) The cost function Nerve- Muscle contrast; Experimental validation of iMSDE optimization in comparison to the theoretical values. The nerve-muscle contrast peaks at T2<sub>prep</sub> time of 50 ms. iMSDE T2<sub>prep</sub> time is hence chosen as 50 ms. (c) Visualization of the anatomy of the brachial plexus in a 24-year-old volunteer with maximum intensity projection images. The oval and square ROIs indicate how the nerve and background SNR is measure