High field body MR imaging: Preliminary experiences

Hidemasa Uematsu, Masaya Takahashi, Lawrence Dougherty, Hiroto Hatabu

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Abstract

Whole-body magnetic resonance (MR) scanners at high field strengths (≥3 T) have been introduced in expectation of a larger signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), which would decrease the length of scan time or improve the spatial resolution. In this paper, the advantages and disadvantages of the high field MR imaging are discussed. Although the building of the radio frequency (RF) coil, safety and the specific absorption rate (SAR) are issues, the application of high field MR imaging is promising. The optimization of all parameters including injection rate of Gd-DTPA is necessary for high field MR imaging to obtain maximal results; however, we hope that high field MR imaging can be used in routine clinical applications in the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-162
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Imaging
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2004

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Gadolinium DTPA
Signal-To-Noise Ratio
Radio
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Safety
Injections

Keywords

  • 4 T
  • Body
  • High magnetic field strength
  • Magnetic resonance imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Uematsu, H., Takahashi, M., Dougherty, L., & Hatabu, H. (2004). High field body MR imaging: Preliminary experiences. Clinical Imaging, 28(3), 159-162. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0899-7071(03)00151-7

High field body MR imaging : Preliminary experiences. / Uematsu, Hidemasa; Takahashi, Masaya; Dougherty, Lawrence; Hatabu, Hiroto.

In: Clinical Imaging, Vol. 28, No. 3, 05.2004, p. 159-162.

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Uematsu, H, Takahashi, M, Dougherty, L & Hatabu, H 2004, 'High field body MR imaging: Preliminary experiences', Clinical Imaging, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 159-162. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0899-7071(03)00151-7
Uematsu H, Takahashi M, Dougherty L, Hatabu H. High field body MR imaging: Preliminary experiences. Clinical Imaging. 2004 May;28(3):159-162. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0899-7071(03)00151-7
Uematsu, Hidemasa ; Takahashi, Masaya ; Dougherty, Lawrence ; Hatabu, Hiroto. / High field body MR imaging : Preliminary experiences. In: Clinical Imaging. 2004 ; Vol. 28, No. 3. pp. 159-162.
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