Abdominal magnetic resonance imaging at 3 T: oncological applications.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The gain in signal-to-noise ratio at 3 T magnetic resonance (MR) imaging produces many benefits for abdominal imaging applications, including the capability to reduce acquisition times and/or improve spatial resolution for a variety of pulse sequences, the potential for broader application of parallel imaging techniques, and an increased sensitivity to gadolinium-based contrast media. These advances have the potential of improving the accuracy of MR imaging in the detection, staging, treatment planning, and follow-up of patients with abdominal tumors. At the same time, because certain high-field-strength-related drawbacks could not be compensated for, abdominal 3 T MR imaging should be clinically implemented with caution in some patients (eg, patients with massive ascites).

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Marin, D; Husarik, DB; Boll, DT; Merkle, EM

Published Date

  • June 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 149 - 156

PubMed ID

  • 21847034

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1536-1004

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/RMR.0b013e3181e8fb7a


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States