Typically a medical examination includes number of scans with different slice orientation. It takes a long time. Sometime a single examination appears to be insufficient. A doctor has to scan a patient again.
High resolution 3D sequences solve this problem because they provide the same resolution in all directions. You can scan a patient once and then get slices of arbitrary orientation by MPR - almost as easy as vary image
However high resolution 3D sequences find a limited application in MRI diagnostics due to their poor signal-to-noise ratio. Facor 3D solves this problem. It is enough to scan a patient just ones and apply Facor 3D.
- eliminate a need to re-scan patients
- simplify selection of the slice orientation and position
- make scans by technicians, not by radiologists
- increase the patient throughput
- structures of any orientation are enhanced equally good (all 2D filters are able to look for structures in a single slice only)
- images look "naturally" even at highest noise suppression factors
- practical filtering time: the 3D image 270 x 288 x 144 is processed in 34 s on Intel® workstation
- availability of fast high resolution 3D MRI sequences in clinical routine
- flexibility in selection of the slice orientation: by MPR on the local workstation
- less reasons to re-scan patients
- higher patient throughput
To do what others can not. Facor 3D