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MRI Handbook pp 233-262 | Cite as

Body Imaging: MRI Protocols, Imaging Parameters, and Graphical Prescriptions

  • Muhammed Elmaoğlu
  • Azim Çelik
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Abstract

Until recently, body imaging was the domain of multislice CT and ultrasound for most applications because of its very short acquisition time, higher resolution, and widespread availability. However, thanks to the recent sequence, coil and MR hardware advances, MR became a powerful imaging modality due to its inherent multiple tissue contrast, safer scanning ability, and its ability to visualize anatomy. The main disadvantage of MR imaging is longer scan time. However, with the multichannel coil structures and parallel imaging concept, both image quality and routine MR examination times improved significantly and will continue to improve.

Keywords

Body Imaging Parallel Imaging Patient Preparation Respiratory Gating Magnetic Resonance Urography 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medical Imaging TechnologiesYeni Yüzyil UniversityIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.General Electric Medical SystemsAntalyaTurkey

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