Imaging optimization for in-vivo human micro imaging at 7T
Kabasawa H, Nabetani A, Matsuzawa H, Nakada T
GE Yokogawa Medical Systems, University of Niigata
Ultra high field MRI for human study became available and its application research is under way. High spatial resolution imaging is one of the promised targets for ultra high field MR because of its high SNR. However, imaging technique for human brain micro imaging in vivo has not been optimized yet. In this study, human study safety on RF power deposition was evaluated and practical limitation was determined. Imaging protocol optimization follows to acquire 50um spatial resolution at 7T within reasonable time.