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Abstract #1379

Development of a compact MRI for early diagnosis and follow up of rheumatoid arthritis

Handa S, Yoshioka H, Tomiha S, Haishi T, Kose K
University of Tsukuba

A compact MRI, whose magnet, gradient coil set, and pulse sequences were optimized for a hand, was developed. The total weight was 600kg, the installation space about 2m2, and the examination time was 16 minutes. As a result, this system could be used even in a small clinic for early diagnosis and follow-up of rheumatoid arthritis.