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MRI of the lung (1/3): methods

Author(s): J. Wild, H. Marshall, M. Bock, L. Schad, P. Jakob, M. Puderbach, F. Molinari, E. Van Beek, J. Biederer

Proton magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has recently emerged as a clinical tool to image the lungs. This paper outlines the current technical aspects of MRI pulse sequences, radiofrequency (RF) coils and MRI system requirements needed for imaging the pulmonary parenchyma and vasculature. Lung MRI techniques are presented as a “technical toolkit”, from which MR protocols will be composed in the subsequent papers for comprehensive imaging of lung disease and function (parts 2 and 3). This paper is pitched at MR scientists, technicians and radiologists who are interested in understanding and establishing lung MRI methods. Images from a 1.5 T scanner are used for illustration of the sequences and methods that are highlighted. Main Messages • Outline of the hardware and pulse sequence requirements for proton lung MRI • Overview of pulse sequences for lung parenchyma, vascular and functional imaging with protons • Demonstration of the pulse-sequence building blocks for clinical lung MRI protocols

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ISBN: 1869-4101 (Electronic)
Publication Year: 2012
Periodical Number: 4
Pages: 345-353
Author Address: Academic Radiology, Royal Hallamshire Hospital Sheffield, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2JF UK