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Application of basic physics principles to clinical neuroradiology: differentiating artifacts from true pathology on MRI.
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PMID:  23883218     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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OBJECTIVE. This article outlines artifactual findings commonly encountered in neuroradiologic MRI studies and offers clues to differentiate them from true pathology on the basis of their physical properties. Basic MR physics concepts are used to shed light on the causes of these artifacts. CONCLUSION. MRI is one of the most commonly used techniques in neuroradiology. Unfortunately, MRI is prone to image distortion and artifacts that can be difficult to identify. Using the provided case illustrations, practical clues, and relevant physical applications, radiologists may devise algorithms to troubleshoot these artifacts.
Authors:
Michael Hakky; Shilpa Pandey; Ellie Kwak; Hernan Jara; Sami H Erbay
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJR. American journal of roentgenology     Volume:  201     ISSN:  1546-3141     ISO Abbreviation:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Publication Date:  2013 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-07-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708173     Medline TA:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  369-77     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
1 Department of Radiology, Lahey Clinic Medical Center, 41 Mall Rd, Burlington, MA 01805.
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