Meeting Banner
Abstract #3377

Feasibility of Biliary Imaging at 0.55T: A Comparison to 1.5T

Anupama Ramachandran1, Kathleen Ropella-Panagis1, Nancy Dudek1, Joel Morehouse1, Vikas Gulani1, Mishal Mendiratta-Lala1, and Nicole Seiberlich1
1Department of Radiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States


MRCP exams were performed in three volunteers on 0.55T and 1.5T MRI systems. Images were rated on overall image quality and visualization of ducts by two board certified abdominal radiologists. All images on both systems were rated as excellent diagnostic quality. A paired sample t-test did not show significant differences in acquisition time between the two field strengths. The advantages of performing an MRCP exam on a 0.55T MRI system may include reduced susceptibility artifacts, reduced artifacts from cholecystectomy clips, improved patient comfort due to larger bore sizes, and potentially lower overhead costs.

This abstract and the presentation materials are available to members only; a login is required.

Join Here