Healthy subject example images (a. 6 contiguous slices around the left carotid bifurcation) and signal measurements from 8 carotid arteries (b) from the MATCH imaging protocol. All three contrast weightings are inherently registered. Note that blood attenuation is sufficient in both hyper T1-w and T2-w images. A.U.: arbitrary unit. The error bars in b denotes a standard deviation of the specific quantity.