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Acoustic noise levels for fast MRI pulse sequences were surveyed on 14 systems with field strengths ranging from 0.2 T to 3 T. A microphone insensitive to the magnetic environment was placed close to the magnet isocenter and connected via an extension cable to a sound level meter outside the scan room. Measured noise levels varied from 82.5 +/- 0.1 dB(A)(More)
PURPOSE To develop tissue-equivalent diffusivity materials and build a spherical diffusion phantom which mimics the conditions typically found in biological tissues. Also, to assess the reproducibility of ADC measurements from a whole-body diffusion protocol. MATERIALS AND METHODS Nickel-doped agarose/sucrose gels were manufactured and used to build a(More)
OBJECTIVE The objectives of this study were to define the range of apparent diffusion coefficients (ADCs) from whole-body DWI in normal abdominal organs and bone marrow, to identify ADC differences between sexes and changes occurring with age, and to evaluate the effect of the fat fraction (FF) on the ADC of normal liver parenchyma and bone marrow. (More)
When patients with metallic prosthetic implants undergo an MR procedure, the interaction between the RF field and the prosthetic device may lead to an increase in specific absorption rate (SAR) in tissues surrounding the prosthesis. In this work, the distribution of SAR(10g) around bilateral CoCrMo alloy hip prostheses in situ in anatomically realistic(More)
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