Quantification of moisture distribution in cheese block during cooling using MRI

Kehua Chang, Roger Ruan, Paul L. Chen, Anrong Ning

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Fast and accurate mapping of moisture distribution is essential to the study of heat and mass transfer in cheese during cooling. To be fast, the FLASH (fast low flip angle) sequence, a rapid scan MR imaging technique, is used. To acquire moisture-only images, CHESS is added to the FLASH sequence. The resulted image acquisition time is only about 3 seconds as compared with more than 10 minutes for conventional imaging sequence, and the T1 and T2 weighting is minimized in the moisture images acquired. The resulted moisture image of the cheese block is almost free of fat signal contamination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPaper - American Society of Agricultural Engineers
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 ASAE Annual International Meeting. Part 1 (of 3) - Minneapolis, MN, USA
Duration: Aug 10 1997Aug 14 1997


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