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Abstract #2591

Continuously Moving Table MR Imaging at 3T: A Comparison to

Ute Ariane Ludwig1, Maxim Zaitsev1, Sandra Huff1

1Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Medical Physics, University Hospital Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Since the introduction of continuously moving table (CMT) imaging, metastases screening can easily performed in the whole body on clinical routine scanners. In this abstract, we want to demonstrate the feasibility of CMT techniques at higher field strengths. Clinical relevant imaging sequences have been adapted for imaging at 3T and evaluated on volunteers. Signal-to-noise ratio and contrast-to noise ratio have been compared to 1.5T. Future studies will combine CMT protocols for metastases screening with other MR modalities like perfusion imaging or spectroscopy, which benefit from the signal increase at higher field strengths.