Clinical musculoskeletal MR imaging is now transitioning from 1.5T to 3T systems.
The advantages of higher field strength in the evaluation of musculoskeletal disorders are apparent since the better signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) can be applied in multiple fashions to improve imaging times and image resolution.
The potential for demonstrating and enhancing the visibility of several osseous, tendinous, cartilaginous, ligamentous and other intrinsic joint structures in faster scan time has been appreciated. Such clearer visualization of small structures and the pathology leads to potentially increased diagnostic accuracy. The potential of coil technology and parallel imaging for 3T MRI also helps produce superb images comparing to 1.5T systems. Excellent image quality has impressed referring orthopedic surgeons and rheumatologists, plus the reduction in scan time has resulted in greater patient satisfaction and reduced anxiety. It has been shown that 3T MR imaging vastly improves diagnostic abilities in the musculoskeletal system, which means better patient care and management.
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