Body MR Imaging at 3.0 Tesla is a practical text enabling radiologists to maximise the benefits of high field 3T MR systems in a range of body applications. It explains the physical principles of MR imaging using 3T magnets, and the differences between 1.5T and 3T when applied extracranially. The book's organ-based approach focuses on optimized techniques, providing recommended protocols for the main vendors of 3T MRI systems. All major thoracic and abdominal organs are covered, including breast, heart, liver, pancreas, the GI tract, kidneys, prostate and female pelvic organs. Abdominal and pelvic MR angiography and MRCP are also discussed. Protocol optimization, appearance of artifacts and novel applications using 3T are emphasized. Written and edited by experts in the field, Body MR Imaging at 3.0 Tesla guides radiologists in optimizing imaging protocols for 3T MR systems, reducing artifacts and identifying the advantages of using 3T in body applications. Features • Reviews MR physics as applied to body MR, explaining the physical principles of MR imaging using 3T magnets • Emphasises the differences between 1.5T and 3T in body applications and discusses novel acquisition techniques that are facilitated by 3T • Provides recommended protocols for the main vendors of 3T MRI systems, explaining how to reduce artifacts and optimize protocols Edited by: Ihab R. Kamel, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Edited by: Elmar M. Merkle, Duke University School of Medicine, North Carolina Table of Contents Preface 1. Body MRI at 3T: basic considerations about artifacts and safety Kevin J. Chang and Ihab R. Kamel 2. Novel acquisition techniques that are facilitated by 3T Hiroumi D. Kitajima, Puneet Sharma, Daniel R. Kayolyi and Diego R. Martin 3. Breast MR imaging Savannah C. Partridge, Habib Rahbar and Constance D. Lehman 4. Cardiac MR imaging Christopher J. Francois, Oliver Wieben and Scott B. Reeder 5. Abdominal and pelvic MR angiography Henrik J. Michaely 6. Liver MR imaging at 3T: challenges and opportunities Elizabeth M. Hecht and Bachir Taouli 7. MR imaging of the pancreas Sang Soo Shin, Chang Hee Lee, Rafael O. P. de Campos and Richard C. Semelka 8. MR imaging of the adrenal glands Daniele Marin and Elmar M. Merkle 9. Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography Byung Ihn Choi and Jeong Min Lee 10. MR imaging of small and large bowel M. L. W. Zeich, M. P. van der Paardt, A. J. Nederveen and J. Stoker 11. MR imaging of the rectum: 3T vs 1.5T Monique Maas, Doenja M. J. Lambregts and Regina G. H. Beets-Tan 12. Kidneys and MR urography at 3T John R. Leyendecker 13. MR imaging and MR-guided biopsy of the prostate at 3T Katarzyna J. Macura and Jurgen J. Futterer 14. Female pelvic imaging at 3T Darcy J. Wolfman and Susan M. Ascher Index.