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A 35-year-old male asked:

Does a 7 tesla mri machine has the resolution strong enough for evaluating thin and superficial muscle like cremaster muscle?

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 19 years experience
Likely : For most conditions a 1.5 tesla will do. 3 tesla has clear benefit in anatomical resolution in neuroimaging and the same likely holds for 7 tesla (investigational at the present). Thin superficial muscles are best evaluated by high resolution musculoskeletal ultrasound.
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Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 25 years experience
Maybe not: Increased field strength does not always result in greater resolution. It can result in greater degree of artifact. The issue is not so much the size of the muscle as the way it is oriented and the fact that is is so superficial. This muscle is oriented in multiple planes, making evaluation very difficult and superficial nature will cause air/ tissue artifact. Assuming you can find a 7t....
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Last updated Jul 9, 2013


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