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Abstract

Since its initial use in humans in the early 1980s magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become a widely used clinical imaging modality. Nonethe-less, there continue to be opportunities for further advances. One of these is improved technology. Specific projects include high field strength magnets at 3 Tesla and beyond and an increased number of receiver channels for data ac-quisition, permitting improved SNR and reduced acquisition time. A second area is the further study of image formation, including the manner of sampling ”k-space” and the specific type of image contrast. A third area is the in-creased exploitation of high speed computation to allow every-day implementation of techniques other-wise limited to research labs. Finally, MR is growing in its usage as a non-invasive, reproducible, and quantitative test in the study of non-clinical questions. MRI continues to be an area with a wealth of opportunity for contemporary study.

Keywords

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Magnetic Resonance Imaging System Receiver Coil Magnetic Resonance Elastography Coil Element 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen J. Riederer
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  1. 1.MR Laboratory, Mayo ClinicRochesterUSA

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