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Abstract #0508

Different Needs in Different Regions

Walter Kucharczyk1

1University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

In many regions of the world any MRI is a luxury. Exam cost and exam speed are very important factors. MR centres lower costs by purchasing less expensive scanners and having high patient throughput. There is a need for fast and robust MRI protocols. There is also a need for MR education. As an international society, the ISMRM and its members should work with MR vendors to develop not only cutting edge innovations, but also low cost robust MR systems, and time-efficient imaging protocols. The ISMRM must also help educate users in MR methods and interpretation.