Vladimir Juras1,2, Goetz Welsch1, Ladislav Valkovic2, Pavol Szomolanyi1,2, Iris-Melanie Nbauer-Huhmann1, Ivan Frollo2, Siegfried Trattnig1
1Department of Radiology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, Austria; 2Department of Imaging Methods, Institute of Measurement Science, Bratislava, Slovakia
The aim of this study was to investigate the performance of the clinical MR sequences in in-vivo ankle imaging at ultrahigh-field (7 Tesla) MR. As a key parameter SNR and CNR of different structures were used with 3 sequences (3D-GRE, 2D-SE, 2D-TSE). Significantly better performance of clinical MR sequences in ankle joint imaging at 7T in comparison to 3T was observed. The substantial benefit from ultrahigh-field could be demonstrated.