MRI is a powerful imaging modality for abdominal examination. However, high costs and accessibility limit its utilization. Recent advances in acquisition and reconstruction techniques coupled with considerations of value have reignited interest in low-field (≤ 1T) MRI systems. In this study, we developed an abdominal imaging protocol on a prototype 0.55T scanner operating with higher or regular (45 mT/m; 200 T/m/sec) and lower (25 mT/m; 40 T/m/sec) gradients in order to investigate the level of tolerable cost reduction. Our study shows that diagnostic non-contrast abdominal imaging with T2W, DW, and T1W contrast can be performed within 10 minutes or less.