Abdominal imaging at 4 T MR system: A preliminary result

Hidemasa Uematsu, Lawrence Dougherty, Masaya Takahashi, Yoshiharu Ohno, Masashi Nakatsu, Mitchell D. Schnall, Hiroto Hatabu

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In this study, the potential for abdominal MR images at 4 T using a tailored coil was demonstrated using healthy volunteers. These images were compared with those obtained in the same subject at 1.5 T to discuss whether 4 T would be superior to 1.5 T in abdominal imaging. MR images at 4 T were characterized by high contrast and signal-to-noise ratios, more than 2.95 times higher than those at 1.5 T. In conclusion, abdominal MR imaging at 4 T was feasible. Furthermore, abdominal MR imaging at 4 T was superior to that at 1.5 T in qualitative and quantitative analyses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-163
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean journal of radiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-08-2003
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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