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Abstract #1197

Self-administered exam using Autonomous Magnetic Resonance Imaging (AMRI)

Keerthi Sravan Ravi1,2, Sairam Geethanath2, and John Thomas Vaughan Jr.2

1Electrical Engineering, New York University, New York, NY, United States, 2Columbia Magnetic Resonance Research Center, Columbia University, New York, NY, United States

Scanner density expressed as number of scanners per million people could be used to quantify access to MRI. Globally, scanner density distribution is heterogenous and shortage of skilled manpower to operate systems is one of the barriers in delivering MR. The imr-framework software library transforms a standard MR system into an autonomous scanner (“AMRI”). This work demonstrates self-administering an MR exam leveraging the AMRI implementation. Self-administered exams could alleviate some of the challenges associated with delivering MR imaging to financially constrained geographies. Current and future work involves deployment of AMRI in Kolkata, India.

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