Principles of Passive Visualization

  • M. E. Ladd
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Prerequisite to the safe execution of an interventional procedure is the ability to accurately visualize any instruments in relation to the MR image. These interventions might involve a percutaneous route, such as a biopsy, or endovascular or endoluminal access. In contrast to X-ray, visualization of interventional instruments in MR has proven to be difficult. Excellent contrast between the instrument and surrounding tissue can be obtained in X-ray through the use of high-atomic number metals such as gold or tungsten. These materials provide large attenuation of incident X-rays, rendering the instrument visible with high resolution.


Magnetic Susceptibility Static Magnetic Field Magn Reson Image Signal Void Receiver Bandwidth 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. E. Ladd
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  1. 1.MRI Center, Department of Medical RadiologyUniversity Hospital ZurichZurichSwitzerland

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