0.2-0.5 Tesla MRi for the detection of arthritis and musculoskeletal disease

Mundy L, Hiller JE
Record ID 32010000767
Authors' recommendations: Although low-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is not as sensitive as high-field MRI, it does have several advantages including access, affordability and patient tolerance. The use of low-field MRI instead of x-rays for the monitoring of a patient's progress has the advantage that patients are not exposed to high, cumulative levels of ionising radiation, however long image acquisition times remain an issue to be considered. It would also appear that the type of low-field MRI unit that is used for patient assessment is of importance, as those with a restricted field-of-view are less sensitive. As low-field MRI is already in limited use in Australia and has demonstrated that it is useful in the monitoring of patient treatment progression, it is therefore recommended that this report be disseminated to relevant clinical colleges and further research is no longer warranted into this technology.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2009
URL for published report: Not Available
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Australia
MeSH Terms
  • Arthritis
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Musculoskeletal Diseases
Organisation Name: Adelaide Health Technology Assessment
Contact Address: School of Public Health, Mail Drop 545, University of Adelaide, Adelaide SA 5005, AUSTRALIA, Tel: +61 8 8313 4617
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Contact Email: ahta@adelaide.edu.au
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