In MR imaging, magnetic susceptibility effect can obscure or mimic pathology – especially in challenging anatomies. IDEAL provides robust, homogenous fat/water separation even in difficult to scan anatomies. It generates four different contrasts – water-only, fat-only, in-phase, and out-of-phase – from one single acquisition. Robust, homogenous fat suppression and additional tissue insights aid in more-confident diagnoses and eliminate the need for a separate fat saturation scan.
"IDEAL fat-water separation really enables us to do things in musculoskeletal MRI that we couldn't do before (...) and has really revolutionized our imaging in the neck and cervical spine."
Gary Gold, MD