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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging