Whole-Body MRI: Faster with Tim

Richard C. Semelka, M.D.1, Brian M. Dale, Ph.D.2
1 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA, 2Siemens Medical Solutions, USA
 |  2006-06-02

Fig. 1 Coronal HASTE (A) and axial In-Phase (B) pre-contrast, and axial VIBE (C) post-contrast abdominal images. A small liver lesion is visualized (arrows) and clearly characterized as a cyst.

Fig. 2 Coronal HASTE (A) and axial VIBE (B) post-contrast abdominal images. Small renal cancer showing mildly heterogenous enhancement identified in the inferior pole of the left kidney (arrows). Small cancers in the polar region can be missed in CT or MR examinations relying entirely on transverse images.

Fig. 3 Axial VIBE (A) and axial HASTE (B, C) post-contrast thoracic images. Small pulmonary metastases measuring less than 4 mm across are clearly visualized (arrows). These are clearly depicted despite the conventional wisdom indicating that such small lung metastases are difficult to see using MRI.

Fig. 4 Sagittal HASTE (A), axial HASTE (B), sagittal VIBE (C), and axial
VIBE (D) post-contrast pelvic images.

Fig. 5 Sagittal HASTE (A), axial HASTE (B), and axial VIBE (C) post contrast cranial images.