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1.5T TMJ with Microscopy coil 23 or 47 mm - MR Institute Bludenz

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Fleisch, Martin, Dr. Bludenz, MR Institute Bludenz Austria
Brüllmann, Erika Philips Healthcare Switzerland

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This ExamCard is made on Intera 1.5T with Nova gradients, Release 11.

It is designed for high resolution TMJ imaging using the 23 mm or 47 mm Microscopy coil.

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TMJ Micro 23
Scan 1Survey
Scan 2Survey M23
Scan 3RefScan Micro23
Scan 4PDW cor
Scan 5PDW sag
Scan 6Movie
Scan 7PDW sag open Mouth

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PDW sag HR closed mouth PDW cor HR closed mouth PDW sag open mouth A slightly reduced resolution is used with this sequence to obtain shorter scan time.
PDW sag HR closed mouth
PDW cor HR closed mouth
PDW sag open mouth
A slightly reduced resolution is used with this sequence to obtain shorter scan time.

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The movie sequence is a multislice / multi-dynamic sequence with 17 sec. scan time per dynamic. Manual start is used. Good patient instruction is important for image quality.

Patient preparation

Place the 23 mm Microscopy coil directly on the TMJ. Correct positioning is very important for good image quality. Always use the refscan and CLEAR for these sequences.
Microscopy coil 23 mm Microscopy coil 47 mm
Microscopy coil 23 mm
Microscopy coil 47 mm

 

Both Microscopy coils yield excellent SNR and can be used perfectly for various small anatomical imaging like fingers, toes, os scaphoideum, wrist ....



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Intera 1.5T
Release 11
Master / Nova
Musculoskeletal, TMJ
 

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