Clinical magnetic resonance imaging of brain tumors at ultrahigh field: A state-of-the-art review

William T.C. Yuh, Greg A. Christoforidis, Regina Maria Koch, Steffen Sammet, Petra Schmalbrock, Ming Yang, Michael V. Knopp

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With the advancement of the magnetic resonance (MR) technology, the whole-body ultrahigh field MR system operated from 7 to 9.4 T becomes feasible for the routine patient imaging in clinical settings. The associated potentials and challenges from the perspectives of technology, physics, and biology as well as clinical application of the ultrahigh field MR systems are different from those systems operated at 3 T, 1.5 T, or lower field strength. In this article, we will present our initial experiences of brain tumor imaging using the 7 and 8 T whole-body MR systems at the Ohio State University Medical Center and provide a brief overview pertinent to the ultrahigh field clinical MR systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-61
Number of pages9
JournalTopics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2006



  • 7 and 8 Tesla clinical MR
  • Brain tumor
  • Ultrahigh field whole-body MR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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