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Abstract #0200

1.5T vs 3.0T: A Technical and Application Update

Haase A
University of Wrzburg

Higher magnetic field strengths result in a higher signal to noise ratio (SNR), altered relaxation time constants (T1 and T2), increased spectral and spatial resolution. There are also adverse effects, which can be avoided when MRI pulse programs and hardware, especially MRI coils are optimized. It becomes more and more evident that the field of 3,0 T MRI is also of advantage for all versions of parallel imaging techniques. Advantages for clinical applications of 3,0 T have been shown for practically all organs and for many diseases. The present state of technology and clinical applications will be summarized in this presentation.