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Abstract #2760

A Dedicated 1.5T NICU MR System

Wolfgang Loew1, Jean A. Tkach1, Ronald G. Pratt1, Barret R. Daniels1, Randy O. Giaquinto1, Stephanie L. Merhar1, Beth M. Kline-Fath1, Kim M. Cecil1, Charles L. Dumoulin2

1Imaging Research Center, Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, United States; 2Imaging Research Center, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, United States

In this abstract we present the development of a dedicated 1.5T neonatal MR system for Neonate Intensive Care Units (NICUs). This novel system utilizes a small footprint magnet with advanced imaging capabilities and a dedicated patient handling system. A systems overview is given including the workflow of the patient handling. Clinical relevant spectroscopy scans and an in-vivo imaging scan were acquired on neonates.