Novel acquisition techniques that are facilitated by 3T

Hiroumi D. Kitajima, Puneet Sharma, Daniel R. Karolyi, Diego R. Martin

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Compared with lower field strength systems, magnetic resonance (MR) at 3T has many theoretical and real advantages. Included in the advantages are higher signal-to-noise ratios (SNRs) as well as larger spectral separation of fat, water, and various metabolites which can be used to improve fat saturation techniques as well as MR spectroscopy methods. In addition to these advantages that can be applied to already routine clinical imaging, 3T systems also provide advantages that can be exploited for novel techniques. This chapter will outline the advantages of 3T systems in terms of basic physics considerations, application, and advantages in routine sequences as well as potential application in novel imaging techniques such as MR spectroscopy, diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), arterial spin labeling (ASL), susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI), as well as magnetic resonance elastography (MRE).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBody MR Imaging at 3 Tesla
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780511978968
ISBN (Print)9780521194860
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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