High- versus low-field MR imaging

Radiol Clin North Am. 2005 Jul;43(4):673-81, viii. doi: 10.1016/j.rcl.2005.02.001.


The role of MR imaging as a noninvasive technique in the detection and evaluation of musculoskeletal diseases is unquestionable. Most of the studies reported in the literature are based on high-field MR imaging. Initial studies performed with low-field-strength have reported unsatisfactory results in the assessment of the musculoskeletal system. Recent improvements, however, have generated a renewed interest in low-field-strength MR imaging. This article presents the principal applications and results published in the literature.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Image Enhancement / methods
  • Joint Diseases / diagnosis
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
  • Musculoskeletal Diseases / diagnosis
  • Musculoskeletal System / injuries