In-vivo MR microscopy of trabecular structure of a human finger using a small permanent magnet
Iita N, Kose K
University of Tsukuba
MR microscopy of a human finger was performed using a portable MR microscope equipped with a small (27cm x 18cm x 24cm) permanent magnet (1.0 T). 3D MR microscopic images of 192 micron cube voxels were acquired with a 3D spin-echo sequence. As a result, trabecular architecture of a middle finger was clearly visualized. It is concluded that the MR microscope developed in this study has a great promise as a bone examination tool.