Advantages of MSK Imaging at 3 Tesla with special focus on Spine and Tumor Imaging.

The clinical advantages of upgrading to higher field strength (3T) magnets, improving coil technology, and using larger bore-sizes are proving to be significant. Through 10 case studies, it is suggested that the use of 3T open bore system with TrueForm technology can improve the diagnostic potential, as well as widen the indications, of MRI. The cases illustrate advantages of musculoskeletal imaging with a special focus on spine and tumor imaging. [...]

OPLL (Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament)

A 57 year old male with numbness of the hands. [...]

Sacral spinal dysraphism with a meningocele.

A 40 year old female with history of spina bifida. [...]

Plasmacytoma (biopsy proven)

64 year old man with past medical history of HTN with complaint of abdominal pain and migratory rib, sternal and back pain for 1 year. [...]

Thoracic dural AV fistula

58 yr old woman presented with back pain. An MRI of the thoracic and lumbar spine was obtained. [...]

Eosinophilic granuloma

Clinical History: 12 year old boy with back pain limiting activities of daily living Diagnosis: Thoracic vertebral eosinophilic granuloma MR Technique: Thoracic spine imaging was performed on a 3T MR system (Skyra, Siemens). (A) Sagittal T1-weighted TSE (TR/TE 650/8.1ms) and (B) T2-weighted TSE (TR/TE 2000/97ms) images were acquired. Contrast-enhanced sagittal T1-weighted (C) and coronal T1-weighted […] [...]

Standardized Quality and Process Efficiency with High-Throughput MR Exams

Standardized Quality and Process Efficiency with High-Throughput MR Exams. MR 2015 Garmisch (Germany), 16th International MRI Symposium. January 30, 2015. [...]

syngo BLADE Motion Correction from Head to Toe

BLADE measures and corrects in-plane motion through periodically rotated overlapping parallel lines with enhanced reconstruction. syngo BLADE acquires multiple low resolution data sets and combines them to make one motion free, high quality image. This provides clear images in all slice orientations and body regions such as the head, spine, liver or knee. [...]

Clinical Neurological Imaging on an Open Bore MRI System (MAGNETOM Espree)

An open bore MRI has the practical advantage of accommodating large or claustrophobic patients. Unfortunately, until the advent of the 1.5T MAGNETOM Espree, “open” was often synonymous with inferior image quality. However, in addition to the large 70 centimeter bore, the Espree system offers advanced coil combinations using the Total imaging matrix (Tim) and isocenter imaging technology. Together, these features allow for performance of advanced neuroimaging protocols in new clinical populations. [...]

RESOLVE: A Powerful Tool for Imaging the Pediatric Spine

The term WARP summarizes methods to minimize the impact of metal implants on MR image quality. This article introduces different techniques such as high bandwidth, VAT and SEMAC. [...]