Accessible MRI workshop report - 2019


This page is intended to have discussions related to the first ISMRM workshop on accessible MRI leading to the manuscript/abstract.
The inputs collated on this page would be leveraged towards an ISMRM abstract and an MRM submission.
All contributors would be duly recognized as co-authors sorted by alphabetical order of their last name.
Significant contributors would be recognized as joint-corresponding authors.


Global MR footprint

1. MR scanner density (Guideline: Compilation of statistics related to recent MR scanner statistics)

2. Lacunae:(Guideline: List factors restricting access to MR)


Interpreting MR accessibility

1. Requirements - An accessible MRI would need to be .... (Guideline: Detail the functionalities of *your* accessible MRI system and/or solution)



Initiatives for Accessibility


(Guideline: List hardware solutions to enhance access with appropriate references and links to further reads)

Session 5

  • Indigenous MRI (Rajesh Harsh)
  • VoxelGrids (Arjun Arunachalam)
  • Low field MRI for hydrocephalus (Andrew Webb)

Session 6

  • Lab MR System (Larry Wald)
  • Open-source hardware (Lukas Winter)

Proffered Papers

  • MR Cap (Patrick McDaniel)
  • Low Cost Halbach Magnet (Thomas O'Reilly)


  • Magnet 
    • Design
    • Superconducting or permanent?
    • Field strength
  • Siting constraints
  • Power consumption
  • Footprint
  • Clinical Applications


(Guideline: List software solutions to enhance access with appropriate references and links to further reads)


Business Model 

(Guideline: List business solutions to enhance access with appropriate case reports and links to further reads)

Intelligent imaging 

(Guideline: List developments for a sustainable scanner - i.e., self- supporting MR systems, reduced workflow, easy/no maintenance, no required trained personnel)

How to get started: Using open source 

(Guideline: Provide one or more open source recipes to put an MR system or sub-systems together)

People associated with accessible MRI efforts 

(Guideline: List your name, area of accessible MRI work in the appropriate category and link to a webpage for readers to connect; also if you participated in the workshop to build the community)

1. Basic Scientists

2. Clinical Scientists

3. Industry

4. Policymakers

5. Others

Clinical Challenges: Breakout sessions

(Guideline: If you attended the workshop, detail the challenge your group attempted along with the experience of working towards the solution)

Proffered papers (Best posters/orals)

(Guideline: If you won an award at the workshop, please describe your work in brief; also if you have an input on the best posters and orals, please list your inputs to improve the award-winning works)

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