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Abstract #0520

A Look Ahead: How Will New MR Techniques & Technologies Change the Landscape?

Heinz-Peter W. Schlemmer
German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany

Through the persistent progress in medicine over the last 4 centuries MR has become an indispensible tool for basic, translational, clinical research and every-day clinical application. the capability to comprehensively visualize morphology, function and metabolism without necessitating ionization radiation essentially drives the ongoing progress of personalized medicine. But the whole extent of potentials for prevention, diagnosis and therapy of diseases by MR will only be exploited if a team of medical doctors, physicists, biologists, chemists, computer specialists, etc. efficiently works together in optimized processes. Furthermore, Radiologists will have to use spacey communication technology to handle the increased amount and complexity of information.