Whole body MR in musculoskeletal imaging

Author(s): Dr Elly Pilavachi, Dr Geraldine Dean, Professor Margaret Hall-Craggs

Hospital: University College London Hospital

Reference: RAD Magazine, 45, 535, 11-12


Whole body MRI (WBMRI) has been revolutionised over the two decades since its inception, and has become an exciting and effective method for whole body imaging in a single examination. WBMRI can provide both morphological and functional information in a relatively short examination. The valuable and extensive information WBMRI provides, along with the absence of ionisation radiation, make it a vital tool in the diagnostic pathway of patients with musculoskeletal diseases.

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