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Abstract #3195

The Comparison of the Performance of MRI Clinical Sequences for Ankle Imaging at 3T vs. 7T

Vladimir Juras1,2, Goetz Welsch1, Ladislav Valkovic2, Pavol Szomolanyi1,2, Iris-Melanie Nbauer-Huhmann1, Ivan Frollo2, Siegfried Trattnig1

1Department of Radiology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, Austria; 2Department of Imaging Methods, Institute of Measurement Science, Bratislava, Slovakia

The aim of this study was to investigate the performance of the clinical MR sequences in in-vivo ankle imaging at ultrahigh-field (7 Tesla) MR. As a key parameter SNR and CNR of different structures were used with 3 sequences (3D-GRE, 2D-SE, 2D-TSE). Significantly better performance of clinical MR sequences in ankle joint imaging at 7T in comparison to 3T was observed. The substantial benefit from ultrahigh-field could be demonstrated.