Ophthalmologische Bildgebung mit Ultrahochfeld-Magnetresonanztomografie: technische Innovationen und wegweisende Anwendungen [Ophthalmological imaging with ultrahigh field magnetic resonance tomography: technical innovations and frontier applications]


  • T. Niendorf
  • K. Paul
  • A. Graessl
  • A. Els
  • A. Pohlmann
  • J. Rieger
  • T. Lindner
  • P.C. Krueger
  • S. Hadlich
  • S. Langner
  • O. Stachs


  • Klinische Monatsblaetter fuer Augenheilkunde


  • Klin Monbl Augenheilkd 231 (12): 1187-1195


  • This review documents technical progress in ophthalmic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at ultrahigh fields (UHF, B(0) >/= 7.0 T). The review surveys frontier applications of UHF-MRI tailored for high spatial resolution in vivo imaging of the eye, orbit and optic nerve. Early examples of clinical ophthalmic UHF-MRI including the assessment of melanoma of the choroid membrane and the characterisation of intraocular masses are demonstrated. A concluding section ventures a glance beyond the horizon and explores research promises along with future directions of ophthalmic UHF-MRI.