The interventional MR imaging suite: Magnet designs and equipment requirements

Elmar M. Merkle, Jonathan S. Lewin, Ram Liebenthal, Christine H. Lorenz

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Soon after the introduction of MR imaging as an imaging tool, researchers began to investigate its capabilities to guide interventional minimally invasive procedures, such as biopsies. These early efforts have encouraged vendors and numerous research groups worldwide to identify clinical problems in the field of image-guided intervention, for which MR imaging is beneficial as an imaging modality, and to develop and refine software and hardware components to meet the specific requirements of interventional MR imaging. Over nearly 20 years, continuous advances in magnet and system design have accelerated the progress of MR-guided intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)401-413
Number of pages13
JournalMagnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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