Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting
MRF is a potentially disruptive new approach to quantitative data acquisition, while reducing complexity in imaging.
MRF is designed to provide quantitative multiparametric maps with a high level of robustness and reproducibility. This type of signal acquisition could enable a new level of comparability and consistency in MRI.
Through multiparametric maps acquired simultaneously, MRF is designed to enable tissue characterization with quantitative parameters to help detect and analyze early tissue changes.
Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) exclusively partners with Siemens Healthcare in order to further refine this highly promising method of quantitative tissue analysis.
Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting is currently under development. It is not for sale in the U.S. and other countries. Its future availability cannot be guaranteed. As this is a research topic in predevelopment, all results shown are preliminary in nature and do not allow for generalizations or conclusions to be drawn. Product realization and features therein cannot be assured as the product may undergo further design iterations.
Images courtesy of Andreas Bartsch, Radiologie Bamberg, Germany and of Vikas Gulani, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA