Translated title of the contribution: Indications for application of a high resolution coil in MR tomography

J. Maurer, H. Requardt, F. Muller, H. J. Steinkamp, N. Hosten, R. Langer, R. Felix

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This is the first study with high spatial resolution Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), performed with a high resolution coil in a clinical wholebody system. Measurements were recorded with a slice thickness of 2 mm. A 256 x 256 matrix and a 2.5 cm field of view were used resulting in a pixel size of 0.01 mm2. MR images of the skin, hand, wrist, knee and ankle of 14 healthy volunteers, of three anatomic pathology tissue specimens and of three formalin-fixed specimens were obtained. Normal anatomy was identified and compared with the three gross anatomic pathology sections. The skin, hands, wrists and ankles of 30 patients were examined and a variety of pathological lesions were detected, including cutaneous neoplasms and ulceration, acute and chronic tendon lesions and pathologic features of the bone and wrist. Based on the excellent imaging of anatomic detail and superior contrast resolution, high resolution MRI proved an important complement for preoperative diagnosis.

Translated title of the contributionIndications for application of a high resolution coil in MR tomography
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)353-360
Number of pages8
JournalRoFo Fortschritte auf dem Gebiete der Rontgenstrahlen und der Neuen Bildgebenden Verfahren
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • high-resolution Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • joints
  • magnetic resonance technology
  • skin
  • surface coil
  • tissue characterisation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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