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Abstract #3668

Neuroimaging Capabilities of Low-Field Permanent Magnet MR Systems in Resource-Limited Settings

Christina Louise Sammet1, Adesola Ogunniyi2, Ann B. Ragin1, Robert L. Murphy1, Steffen Sammet3, Godwin Inalegwu Ogbole2

1Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, United States; 2University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria; 3University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States

This educational exhibit will explore the neuroimaging capabilities and challenges of low-field, permanent magnet MR imaging technologies increasingly utilized in developing countries. As the MR community dedicates itself to optimizing neuroimaging at ultra-high field, the challenges of low-field (<0.4T) imaging are infrequently discussed. This exhibit rizes the state-of-the art in permanent magnet MRI with the intention to encourage interest in the improvement of existing systems and their utilization for collaborative neuroimaging research in the developing world.