Goal 2: Reduce Human Disease

5-minute MRI exam

MRI is a lengthy and expensive exam, but this is mainly because it has no ionizing radiation and is uniquely safe and uniquely versatile, leading to imaging sessions that last for 1/2 to 1 and 1/2 hours, with multiple scans, views and contrasts. MRI could provide better quality screening scans, compared to x-ray, ct or echo, in 5 minutes, without ecg-gating and lengthy preparation of the patient. However, the optimal applications, and protocol have not been developed. For example, MRI could replace echo providing function and viability without ecg-lead placement in 5 minutes

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Is this idea a Compelling Question (CQ) or Critical Challenge (CC)? : Critical Challenge (CC)

Details on the impact of addressing this CQ or CC :

5 minute MRI would be inexpensive and provide more diagnostic confidence, compared to the alternatives.

Feasibility and challenges of addressing this CQ or CC :

Identifying the best applications for 5 minute MRI.

Name of idea submitter and other team members who worked on this idea : Dana Peters, Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Radiology at Yale School of Medicine


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