Open Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Equipment, Diagnosis and Interventional Procedures

  • D. H. W. Grönemeyer
  • Robert B. Lufkin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Basic Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. L. Crooks, L. Kaufman, N. Hylton
      Pages 3-17
    3. L. Kaufman, J. Carlson, A. Li, L. Crooks, L. Zha, M. Arakawa et al.
      Pages 25-29
    4. H.-J. Weinmann, T. Frenzel, S. Kossler, J. Platzek, B. Radüchel
      Pages 31-42
  3. Systems and Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. D. H. W. Grönemeyer, A. Gevargez, R. Seibel, A. Melzer, M. Deli
      Pages 83-91
  4. Technical Procedures for Diagnosis and Intervention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. U. Sinha, S. Sinha, T. Oshiro
      Pages 95-106
    3. M. Busch, M. Wendt, A. Bornstedt, D. H. W. Grönemeyer
      Pages 111-116
    4. D. H. W. Grönemeyer, F. Jolesz, R. B. Lufkin, R. M. M. Seibel, R. Kikinis, A. Melzer
      Pages 117-126
  5. Diagnostic Procedures and Protocols

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. A. Borges, P. Villablanca, Y. Anzai, J. Curran, K. Blackwell, R. B. Lufkin
      Pages 175-190
    3. E. Dion, C. G. Peterfy, S. Anderson, H. K. Genant
      Pages 191-200
    4. T. R. Hall, M. I. Boechat, S. J. Westra
      Pages 201-217
  6. Interventional Procedures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. V. Tronnier, A. A. F. DeSalles, Y. Anzai, G. J. Rubino, K. L. Black, R. B. Lufkin
      Pages 221-230
    3. D. H. W. Grönemeyer, R. Seibel, A. Melzer, M. Deli
      Pages 232-240
    4. A. Borges, P. Villablanca, D. Castro, E. Abemayor, J. Sercarz, Y. Anzai et al.
      Pages 241-250
    5. S. G. Silverman, D. S. K. Lu
      Pages 261-273
    6. H. Mumtaz, M. A. Hall-Craggs
      Pages 275-283
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 295-304

About this book


Until the advent of the Access open magnet, introduced by Diasonics in 1988, claustrophobia and the loud hammering noise were considered part of the price patients had to pay for the ben­ efits of this superb imaging approach. The fact that it was possi­ ble to obtain images of acceptable diagnostic quality while the patient was resting comfortably in pleasant airy surroundings re­ miniscent of a four-poster bed was certainly a great advantage. It became obvious, however, that the open magnet also offered the opportunity for the interventional radiologist or surgeon to perform procedures, as access to the patient was immediate and can be continuous during the scanning. It was also necessary to develop methods for real-time imaging and also vary the spatial resolution, obtaining the best when speed was not essential. After this instrument showed the potential of revolutionizing both the approach to imaging as well as interventional radiology by eliminating the exposure to ionizing radiation, allowing more complicated interventions to be image guided, several other com­ panies embraced the idea of open magnets. These instruments have started to proliferate and now occupy a significant portion of the market.


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Editors and affiliations

  • D. H. W. Grönemeyer
    • 1
  • Robert B. Lufkin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Radiology and Microtherapy, Institute of MicrotherapyUniversity Witten/Herdecke and Research and Development Center of Microtherapy BochumBochumGermany
  2. 2.Department of Radiological SciencesUniversity of California UCLA School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64035-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-59581-3
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