Advances in MRI

Advances in MRI

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The introduction of the new Magnetom Vision system means a considerable progress in MR imaging technology. It is a commercially available system with three full functional high gradients (25mT/m) and EPI booster capability. This reflects a tremendous challenge of fast and ultrafast MR imaging techniques. This new technology opens up new wide horizons for many MR applications, which were limited before to very few experimental installations. This proceedings book summarizes the presentations on the First Magnetom Vision User Conference, which was held in June 1995 at Bochum, Germany. It reflects the latest advances in a non-experimental clinical setting.
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  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 170 x 240mm | 502g
  • Blackwell Science Ltd
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
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  • 0632041773
  • 9780632041770

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Chapter 1: Fast and Ultrafast MR Imaging Techniques I.1 Fast and Ultrafast MR Imaging: Factors of 10 I.2 Fast Imaging of the abdomen: Advantages and limitations of different techniques I.3 Three Different MRE Techniques to Approach the Brain I.4 Single-shot EPI on a conventional Magnetom Vision System Chapter II: Functional MRI II.1 Functional Magnetic Resonance of Motor and Verbal Tasks II.2 Analysis of Functional MRI: A Frequential Approach II.3 Evaluation strategies for functional magnetic resonance imaging II.4 Differing band motor paradigms in akinetic syndromes II.5 First Experience with a dedicated functional imaging head coil on the Magnetom Vision Chapter III: MR mammography III.1 Improvements in MR mammography III.2 Limited indications for MR mammography III.3 3D MR mammography - Experiences at 1.0 and 1.5 Tesla Chapter IV: Application of new (fast) MR imaging techniques IV.1 Detection of Liver metastases IV.2 High field MR imaging in the diagnosis of pelvic inflammatory disease. A preliminary study IV.3 Detection and evaluation of vertebral metastases: Comparison of the FISP 2D sequence with spin echo T1 weighted images before and after intravenous Gd-chelates IV.4 MR myelography IV.5 Kinematic MRI of the knee using Turbo-FLASH gradient echo technique and T2 weighted HASTE sequence IV.6 High resolution MRI of the Achilles tendon in symptomatic athletes Chapter V: MR angiography V.1 Evaluation of flow quantification programs of Magnetom Vision V.2 Cardiac perfusion in coronary artery disease; measurements with contrast enhanced ultrafast MR imaging V.3 Optimised ECG triggered Turbo-FLASH sequences for delineation of myocardial ischaemia V.4 Internal carotid Artery: The value of spiral CT and MR angiography in clinical practice in comparison with digital subtraction angiography V.5 Value of 3D MT-TONE time-of-flight magnetic resonance angiography in the detection of intracerebral aneurysms in comparison to digital subtraction angiography. A prospective study V.6 MR angiography in the follow-up in intracranial aneurysms treated by GDC coils V.7 Central venous obstruction: Comparison between MR angiography and contrast venography V.8 The use of single slice, multiphase 2D phase contrast MR Angiography for the detection and grading of stenoses in the iliac and femoral arteries V.9 MRA and high resolution MRI of vessel wall lesions in peripheral occlusive disease: Clinical impact of optimised hardware performance Index
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