A new frontier
Magnetic Resonance diagnostics is at the frontier of a paradigm shift. Until now, an MR image has been a mixture of weighted tissue properties, provided by sequential, repetitive data-acquisition with fixed parameters. Diagnostic evaluation has been purely qualitative, and highly dependent on system parameters. Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting1 (MRF) makes it possible to glean quantitative information from scans that enable decisions based on digital tissue data, not visual impressions. The target anatomy can be described numerically instead of visually.
What is MRF?
Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting (MRF)1 uses quantitative information to generate a more precise understanding of a patient’s condition. Quantitative MRF offers enormous potential to improve tissue differentiation and enable less invasive diagnostics. Based on reliable, absolute numbers, MRF data could increase objective comparisons in follow-up studies. Ultimately, aided by artificial intelligence (AI), quantitative measurements will lead to more personalized treatments. MR Fingerprinting is at the frontier of a new dimension in quantitative imaging.