Seven Tesla - Ultrahigh Field MRI for Human Imaging

Risto Kauppinen

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The field strength of magnets used for human imaging has increased by over 40-fold since the 1970’s, when magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was invented. Today’s flagship of human imaging, the 7T system, is considered as the ultrahigh field (UHF) MRI. There are currently approximately 60 7T installations worldwide. The excellent quality and unparalleled quantity of anatomical, physiological and biochemical data obtained in MR images and spectra from our body at 7T has been the driving force in technical development of UHF towards wider human use. 7T has been recently approved for radiological diagnosis in the US. The current short review we highlight the benefits of 7T MRI in experimental research on humans as well as describe the key technical innovations that have made it possible to exploit this UHF for increasing number of conditions in patient management.
Translated title of the contributionSeven Tesla - Ultrahigh Field MRI for Human Imaging
Original languageOther
Pages (from-to)603-611
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jan 2018

Structured keywords

  • Brain and Behaviour


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