CST – Computer Simulation Technology

Title:
An eight-channel transmit/receive multipurpose coil for musculoskeletal MR imaging at 7 T
Author(s):
Oliver Kraffa, Andreas K. Bitz, Philipp Dammann, Susanne C. Ladd, Mark E. Ladd, Harald H. Quick
Source:
Medical Physics
Vol./Issue/Date:
Volume: 37, Issue: 12, Dec. 2010
Year:
2010
Page(s):
6368-6376
Keywords:
7T, musculoskeletal, peripheral nerve, high-field MRI, phased-array RF coil
Abstract:
With its superior tissue contrast and sensitivity to tissue composition, magnetic resonance imaging MRI plays a leading diagnostic role in assessing the musculoskeletal MSK system and is well established for most questions at clinically used field strengths up to 3 T.1 Although low-field MR imaging up to but not including 1.5 T may be used efficiently in daily clinical practice,2,3 most musculoskeletal MR examinations are performed at magnetic field strengths of 1.5 or 3 T.4 While at 1.5 T most musculoskeletal tissues cartilage, muscle, tendon, ligaments, bones, etc. exhibit sufficient signal-to-noise ratio SNR, which is limited by the small field-of-view FOV that is usually utilized, 3 T MRI has recently demonstrated improved imaging quality and speed and provided preliminary evidence for concomitant improvement in diagnostic accuracy.
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