images with six di;erent contrasts.
MAGiC enables one-time imaging
followed by very precise post-imaging
calculations based on FSE, multi-delay, and multi-echo to get those
six contrasts,” Dr. Fujiwara says. “In
addition, after the imaging, you can
change the contrast freely to TR/ TE/ TI
and make images best suitable to your
needs for image reading.”
The power of MAGiC
At Keio University, a large academic
center located in the center of Tokyo,
Japan, Hirokazu Fujiwara, MD, PhD,
Assistant Professor, Department
of Diagnostic Radiology, has been
using MAGiC since August 2015.
“Conventionally, it took us more than
15 minutes in total to acquire the
As an example of the power of MAGiC,
Dr. Fujiwara refers to images of a
patient with multiple white matter
lesions (Figure 1). “I feel comfortable
with the FLAIR images generated by
MAGiC because the visualization of
white matter lesions is as good as the
conventional scan images,” he explains.
“If you look at the T1 images, MAGiC
demonstrates better contrast and a
clearer, improved visualization in low
For exams with contrast enhancement,
Dr. Fujiwara also utilizes MAGiC.
“We can get the same degree of
enhancements using MAGiC as with
conventional MR. However, if we only
Hirokazu Fujiwara, MD, PhD,
is Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Radiology,
Keio University in Tokyo, Japan.
Figure 1. The MAGiC images are shown on the bottom row and the conventional scan images are on the top row.
T2 T2 FLAIR T1
Images courtesy of Keio University.