Tim Leiner1, Eveline Alberts2, Niels Blanken1, Mark Stoesz2, Martijn Hartjes2, Jeroen Hendrikse1
1Department of Radiology, Utrecht University Medical Center, Utrecht, Netherlands; 2Clinical Science Department, Philips Healthcare, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Decreased MR examination times are clinically of high interest in order to improve the cost-effectiveness of MR imaging. We demonstrate that application of recent advances in MR hardware and software enable faster imaging compared to standard vendor supplied protocols. For 4 very commonly per-formed MR studies (brain, cervical spine, knee and ankle) we were able to bring image acquisition down to less than 8 minutes, while still satisfying the criteria as set forth in the most recent version of the ACR Clinical Image Quality Guide.