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Magnetic Resonance Tomography
(MRT) An alternative name of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).

List of alternative names:
Magnetic Resonance Imaging ( MRI )
Magnetic Resonance ( MR )
Magnetic Resonance Tomography ( MRT )
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance ( NMR )
Spin Mapping
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Brain imaging, magnetic resonance imaging of the head or skull, cranial magnetic resonance tomography (MRT), neurological MRI - they describe all the same radiological imaging technique for medical diagnostic.
Magnetic resonance imaging of the human brain includes the anatomic description and the detection of lesions. Special techniques like diffusion weighted imaging, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and spectroscopy provide also information about the function and chemical metabolites of the brain. MRI provides detailed pictures of brain and nerve tissues in multiple planes without obstruction by overlying bones. Brain MRI is the procedure of choice for most brain disorders. It provides clear images of the brainstem and posterior brain, which are difficult to view on a CT scan. It is also useful for the diagnosis of demyelinating disorders (disorders such as multiple sclerosis (MS) that cause destruction of the myelin sheath of the nerve).
With this noninvasive procedure also the evaluation of blood flow and the flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is possible. Different MRA methods, also without contrast agents can show a venous or arterial angiogram. MRI can distinguish tumors, inflammatory lesions, and other pathologies from the normal brain anatomy. However, MRI scans are also used instead other methods to avoid the dangers of interventional procedures like angiography (DSA - digital subtraction angiography) as well as of repeated exposure to radiation as required for computed tomography (CT) and other X-ray examinations.
A (birdcage) bird cage coil achieves uniform excitation and reception and is commonly used to study the brain. Usually a brain MRI procedure includes FLAIR, T2 weighted and T1 weighted sequences in two or three planes.
See also Fetal MRI, Fluid Attenuation Inversion Recovery (FLAIR), Perfusion Imaging and High Field MRI.
See also Arterial Spin Labeling.
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Tomographic Imaging
Tomography is imaging by sections or sectioning. A device used in tomography is called a tomograph, while the image produced is a tomogram. The mathematical basis for tomographic imaging was laid down by Johann Radon. It is applied in computed tomography and magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) also called magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to obtain cross-sectional images of slices through the body of patients. Each of that slices is defined by thickness and spatial resolution (see voxel).
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Biograph mMR
From Siemens Medical Systems; FDA cleared and CE Mark 2011.
The Biograph mMR has a fully-integrated design for simultaneous PET/MRI imaging. The dedicated hardware includes solid-state, avalanche photodiode PET detector and adapted, PET-compatible MR coils.
The possibility of truly simultaneous operation allows the acquisition of several magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sequences during the positron emission tomography (PET) scan, without increasing the examination time.

Device Information and Specification
SURFACE COILS Full range of MRI coils
CHANNELS up to 32
MRI ACQUISITION MODES 2D/3D, spectroscopy;; iPAT, GRAPPA (k-space), noncontrast angiography, radial motion compensation
PET EFFECTIVE AXIAL FOV 26 cm (typical overlap 23%)
MRI FOV A-P 45, R-L 50, H-F 50 cm
PET DETECTOR Solid state, 4032 avalanche photo diodes
CRYSTAL SIZE 4 x 4 x 20 mm
DIMENSION H*W*D (gantry included) 335 x 230 x 242 cm (finshed covers)
5-GAUSS FRINGE FIELD 2.6 m / 4.6 m
MAGNET TYPE Superconducting
CRYOGEN USE Zero boil off rate, approx. 10 years
COOLING SYSTEM PET system: water; MRI system: water
SLEW RATE up to 200 T/m/s
SHIMMING Aautomatic, patient specific shim; active shim 3 linear and 5 non-linear channels (seond order)
POWER REQUIREMENTS 380 / 400 / 420 / 440 / 460 / 480 V, 3-phase + ground; Total system 110kW
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(MRA) Magnetic resonance angiography is a medical imaging technique to visualize blood filled structures, including arteries, veins and the heart chambers. This MRI technique creates soft tissue contrast between blood vessels and surrounding tissues primarily created by flow, rather than displaying the vessel lumen. There are bright blood and black blood MRA techniques, named according to the appearance of the blood vessels. With this different MRA techniques both, the blood flow and the condition of the blood vessel walls can be seen. Flow effects in MRI can produce a range of artifacts. MRA takes advantage of these artifacts to create predictable image contrast due to the nature of flow.
Technical parameters of the MRA sequence greatly affect the sensitivity of the images to flow with different velocities or directions, turbulent flow and vessel size.
This are the three main types of MRA:
time of flight angiography (TOF)
phase contrast angiography (PCA)
contrast enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (CE-MRA)
All angiographic techniques differentially enhance vascular MR signal. The names of the bright blood techniques TOF and PCA reflect the physical properties of flowing blood that were exploited to make the vessels appear bright. Contrast enhanced magnetic resonance angiography creates the angiographic effect by using an intravenously administered MR contrast agent to selectively shorten the T1 of blood and thereby cause the vessels to appear bright on T1 weighted images.
MRA images optimally display areas of constant blood flow-velocity, but there are many situations where the flow within a voxel has non-uniform speed or direction. In a diseased vessel these patterns are even more complex. Similar loss of streamline flow occurs at all vessel junctions and stenoses, and in regions of mural thrombosis. It results in a loss of signal, due to the loss of phase coherence between spins in the voxel.
This signal loss, usually only noticeable distal to a stenosis, used to be an obvious characteristic of MRA images. It is minimized by using small voxels and the shortest possible TE. Signal loss from disorganized flow is most noticeable in TOF imaging but also affects the PCA images.
Indications to perform a magnetic resonance angiography (MRA):
Detection of aneurysms and dissections
Evaluation of the vessel anatomy, including variants
Blockage by a blood clot or stenosis of the blood vessel caused by plaques (the buildup of fat and calcium deposits)
Conventional angiography or computerized tomography angiography (CT angiography) may be needed after MRA if a problem (such as an aneurysm) is present or if surgery is being considered.
See also Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI.
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