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MRCP at 3.0 Tesla and 1.5 Tesla- A comparison

In an article A comparison of MR cholangiopancreatography at 1.5 and 3.0 Tesla by O'Regan DP et al in Br J Radiol 2005 Oct;78(934):894-8 comparison has been made between MRCP done at 1.5 Tesla and 3.0 Tesla
"Clinical MR systems operating at 3.0 Tesla have the potential to significantly improve spatial resolution due to the boost in intrinsic signal to noise ratio. However, body imaging at these field strengths presents a number of technical challenges. Authors performed a prospective pilot study in which 10 patients underwent an MR cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) examination consecutively on 1.5 and 3.0 Tesla systems (both Philips Intera). Their pilot study shows that MRCP is feasible at 3.0 Tesla with some improvement in image quality and signal characteristics. Further development may be achieved with sequence optimization and improved coil design."
MRCP at 3.0 Tesla and 1.5 Tesla- A comparison Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Monday, January 23, 2006 Rating: 5

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