OPTIMAL MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING OF THE BRAIN
Article first published online: 9 MAR 2011
© 2011 Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
Special Issue: Magnetic Resonance Neuroimaging
Volume 52, Issue Supplement s1, pages S15–S22, March/April 2011
How to Cite
ROBERTSON, I. (2011), OPTIMAL MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING OF THE BRAIN. Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound, 52: S15–S22. doi: 10.1111/j.1740-8261.2010.01781.x
- Issue published online: 9 MAR 2011
- Article first published online: 9 MAR 2011
- Received May 28, 2010; accepted for publication September 27, 2010.
- image quality;
- MR imaging
Quality magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is complex and requires optimization of many technical factors. The most important factors are: magnet field and gradient strengths, coil selection, receiver bandwidth, field of view and image matrix size, number of excitations, slice thickness, image weighting and contrast, imaging planes and the direction of the phase, and frequency gradients. The ability to augment a standard MR study with additional sequences, and the need to ensure the completed study is comprehensive and robust must be balanced against the time the patient spends under anesthesia in the magnet.