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Abstract #0519

A Hard Look At MR: is It Simple Enough & Fast Enough to Fill the Gap?

Elmar M. Merkle
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA

This plenary session will focus on abdominal and pelvic CT and MR imaging with an emphasis on: 24/7 availability of MR and CT, robustness of the data acquisition, vulnerability to artifacts causing substantial study limitations, in room time versus sequence acquisition time, lack of standardized sequence protocols, and the MR incompatible patient.