SMRT Forum: MR Purchase Decisions
Nanette Keck, R.T., Organizer
Saturday, 12 July 2003, 14:00 - 16:00


This two-hour forum will provide radiologists and technologists with information relating to the types of MR systems available today and the advantages and disadvantages of each.  The forum will also address some of the newer applications, and the hardware and software required to perform these studies.

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to:

Describe the various types of MR systems available today;
List the major differences between systems;
Describe the advantages and disadvantages of each;
Explain how various system components impact MR image quality;
Explain the system requirements for various types of MR procedures.

The final 10 minutes of each presentation will be reserved for questions.

14:00 Analytic Approach TBD
14:30 Dedicated vs. Whole Body Scanning James J. Stuppino
15:00 1.0/1.5T vs. Low Field James J. Stuppino
15:30 1.5T vs. 3T Gary H. Glover
16:00 Adjournment