High-field MRI

Orthop Clin North Am. 2006 Jul;37(3):321-9, vi. doi: 10.1016/j.ocl.2006.05.002.


High-field MRI is moving rapidly from the research realm to clinical use. This modality has intrinsic advantages in signal to noise ratio, which allows images that have im-proved resolution, are obtained faster, or have less noise. Perhaps most importantly these scanners will allow functional imaging to become a reality in the musculoskeletal system. Care must be used in protocols because of the energy deposition and worsened artifacts at higher fields.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Artifacts
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
  • Musculoskeletal System*