Signal-to-noise ratio increase in carotid atheroma MRI: a comparison of 1.5 and 3 T.

@article{Young2012SignaltonoiseRI,
  title={Signal-to-noise ratio increase in carotid atheroma MRI: a comparison of 1.5 and 3 T.},
  author={Victoria E. L. Young and Andrew J. Patterson and Elizabeth M. Tunnicliffe and Umar Sadat and Martin J. Graves and Tjun Yip Tang and Andrew N Priest and Peter John Kirkpatrick and Jonathan H. Gillard},
  journal={The British journal of radiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={85 1015},
  pages={937-44}
}
OBJECTIVES This study reports quantitative comparisons of signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) at 1.5 and 3 T from images of carotid atheroma obtained using a multicontrast, cardiac-gated, blood-suppressed fast spin echo protocol. METHODS 18 subjects, with carotid atherosclerosis (>30% stenosis) confirmed on ultrasound, were imaged on both 1.5 and 3 T systems using phased-array coils with matched hardware specifications. T(1) weighted (T(1)W), T(2) weighted (T(2)W) and proton density-weighted (PDW… CONTINUE READING