Lower-field MRI

For more than 20 years, the clinical standard for MR imaging has been either 1.5T or 3T. While many of the physical advantages of low field have been well known in the scientific community, the push for higher SNR favored higher fields. However, in the light of technical improvements, other metrics may be favored. Improvements in image reconstruction – from parallel imaging and compressed sensing to deep learning – mean that clinicians can make optimal use of the available signal while exploiting the physical advantages of low-field MRI, such as reduced artifacts.
If SNR is sufficient at two different fields, then the focus may fall instead on diagnostic or financial value.
Scientific literature even back in the mid 1990s showed no significant difference in diagnostic sensitivity or specificity between 1.5T and lower-field systems1. As scanner costs typical scales with field strength, lower field scanners offer opportunities given the cost pressure in many healthcare systems. All these factors could help bring MRI to places it has not been before – spreading into new geographical and clinical areas.

Clinical Experience

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Xin Miao, et al. (Siemens Healthineers, Boston, MA, USA)

Michael Bach, M.D. (University Hospital Basel, Switzerland)
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Brachytherapy Treatment Planning for Cervical Cancer Patients Using a Lower Magnetic Field MR Scanner
Tibor Major, PhD; et al. (Radiotherapy Centre, National Institute of Oncology, Budapest, Hungary)
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Paul J.A. Borm, Ph.D.; et al. (Heinrich Heine University (HHU), Düsseldorf & Nano4Imaging GmbH, Aachen, Germany)

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Heike Weh and Thomas Illigen (Siemens Healthineers, Erlangen, Germany)

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Manuel Teixeira Gomes, MD; Ricardo Sampaio, MD; et al. (Hospital Lusíadas Albufeira and Porto, Portugal)
Suresh Free Star

V. Suresh, M.D. (Dolphin Diagnostic Centre, Vishakhapatnam, India)

Hutter Fetal MRI

Jana Hutter, Ph.D.; et al. (Centre for the Developing Brain, School of Biomedical Engineering, King’s College London, UK)

Exploring the Potential of Low-Field Musculoskeletal

Hanns-Christian Breit, M.D.; et al. (Dept. of Radiology, University Hospital Basel, University of Basel, Switzerland)


Orlando P. Simonetti, PhD, MSCMR, FISMRM, FAHA; et al. (The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA)

Improving the Assessment of the Postoperative Spine with 0.55T MRI

Hanns-Christian Breit, M.D.; et al. (Dept. of Radiology, University Hospital Basel, University of Basel, Switzerland)

Krishna S. Nayak, Ph.D. (University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA)

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Tanja Dütting, Stephan Clasen
(Institute for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Kreiskliniken Reutlingen, Germany)

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Alexis Vaussy, Thomas Troalen, et al.
(Siemens Healthineers, Saint-Denis, France)

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Val M. Runge and Johannes T. Heverhagen
(University Hospital of Bern, Inselspital, University of Bern, Switzerland)

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Domenico Zacà; Guido Buonincontri
(Siemens Healthineers, Italy)

Val M. Runge
(University Hospital Bern, Inselspital, Switzerland)

Hersh Chandarana (NYU Langone Health, New York, NY, USA)

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Vincent Dunet, et al.
(Lausanne University Hospital and University of Lausanne, Switzerland)

Elmar Merkle (University Hospital Basel, Switzerland)

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Philipp M. Kazmierczak, et al.
(Klinik und Poliklinik für Radiologie, Klinikum der Universität München, Germany)

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Adrienne E. Campbell-Washburn; Robert J Lederman; Robert S. Balaban
(Division of Intramural Research, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA)

Adrienne Campbell-Washburn
(NIH, Nat. Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Burnsville, MN, USA)

Adrienne Campbell-Washburn (NIH, Nat. Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA)

Sebastian Bickelhaupt (University Hospital Erlangen, Germany)


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Julia Sauernheimer (Service Business Manager for MRI, Siemens Healthineers, Erlangen, Germany)

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Stephan Biber, Ph.D. (Senior System Architect at Siemens Healthineers, Erlangen, Germany)

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Stephan Biber, Ph.D. (Senior System Architect, Siemens Healthineers, Erlangen, Germany)

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Simon Calvert, CEng FIMechE (Head of Product Innovation & Chief Technology Officer, Siemens Healthineers, Oxford, UK)

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André Fischer, Ph.D.
(Siemens Healthineers, Erlangen, Germany)

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Gordon E. Sarty, Ph.D.; et al. (Space MRI Lab, QuanTA Centre, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada)

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Udanna Anazodo, Ph.D.; et al. (Montreal Neurological Insitute, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

Vikas Gulani, M.D., Ph.D. (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA)

Nicole Seiberlich, Ph.D. (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA)

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Raju Sharma, MD; Devasenathipathy Kandasamy, MD; and Ankur Goyal, MD (All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India)

Najat Salameh, Ph.D. and Mathieu Sarracanie, Ph.D. (Center for Adaptable MRI Technology, University of Basel, Switzerland)

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Najat Salameh, Ph.D. and Mathieu Sarracanie, Ph.D.
(Center for Adaptable MRI Technology, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Basel, Switzerland)

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