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MRI of lumbar spine in obese patient

Case Study
Kennedy, Ben, M.Sc. Qscan Radiology Clinics • Australia

Patient history

A young, 170 kg (375 lbs) patient presented with right sciatic pain. An MRI exam was performed at Qscan Radiology Clinics, Southport, Australia.

MR examination

The MRI examination was performed on Ingenia 3.0T.

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Images

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Diagnosis

MRI showed mild degenerative changes

Clinical impact of Ingenia 3.0T MR imaging

The images demonstrate the high SNR provided by dStream and achieved with SmartSelect, which uses a quantitative method to determine and activate all coils that increase SNR. Imaging penetrated 150 mm of fat to reach this patient’s lower L-spine.



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Ingenia 3.0T
dStream, Lumbar spine, Musculoskeletal, obese, SmartSelect, Spine
 

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