Hybrid MRI Systems and Applications

  • Wesley D. Gilson
  • Frank Wacker
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Hybrid X-ray/MRI systems facilitate complex minimally invasive procedures by providing information about anatomy and physiology from the MRI while using all of the tools available for X-ray fluoroscopy. Combining two modalities, such as X-ray and MRI, presents some significant challenges not encountered in the individual imaging labs alone. In this chapter we will discuss opportunities and limitations when operating a hybrid X-ray/MRI laboratory. Equipment, tools and resources, as well as clinical applications that benefit from a hybrid setting, are also reviewed.


Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunting Cone Beam Compute Tomography Uterine Artery Embolization Hybrid Imaging Cone Beam Compute Tomography Image 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Siemens Corporation, Corporate Research and TechnologyBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Department of Diagnostic and Interventional RadiologyHannover Medical SchoolHannoverGermany

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