Metal implants are now very common in modern joint and spine surgeries. However, conventional MR images are significantly compromised by implant-induced magnetic susceptibility artifacts. A novel metal artefacts reduction technique, termed MAVRIC-SL was proposed. The purpose of this study is to evaluate its clinical feasibility and diagnostic value in patients after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion surgery compared with routine 2D FSE images at 3 T. As a result, although the image quality of MAVRIC-SL is limited at 3 T, it can still provide important additional diagnostic information through substantially reduced metal artefacts.
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