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Abstract #3829

Value of Adopting Fast Brain MRI Techniques for Outpatient Brain MRI: Proof of Principle and Operational Impact During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Min Lang1, Samuel CD Cartmell1, Azadeh Tabari1, Daniel Briggs1, Oleg Pianykh1, John E Kirsch1, Stephen F Cauley1, Wei-Ching Lo2, Seretha J Risacher1, Augusto Lio Goncalves Filho1, Marc D Succi1,3, Otto Rapalino1, Pamela Schaefer1, John Conklin1, and Susie Y Huang1
1Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, United States, 2Siemens Medical Solutions, Boston, MA, United States, 3Medically Engineered Solutions in Healthcare Incubator, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, United States

We report our clinical experience of implementing fast MRI sequences into the most performed brain MRI protocols at a large academic center, which resulted in significant decrease of gradient times on both 1.5T and 3T scanners. The overall scan times were reduced by up to 40% for the longest examinations, with all included brain MRI protocols now being under 20 minutes. The potential benefits of reduced scan time include increased imaging volume throughput and improved patient access. During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the decreased scan times also accommodated heightened infection control protocols to help protect both patients and healthcare workers.

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