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Abstract #1607

Patient Motion: Small Annoyance or Call To Action?

Jalal B Andre 1 , Mahmud Mossa-Bosha 1 , Michael N. Hoff 1 , C. Patrick Smith 2 , and Wendy Cohen 1

1 Radiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, 2 Radiology, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA, United States

Patient motion frequently degrades clinical MR examinations, but its prevalence remains unknown. We sought to assess the prevalence of significant patient motion in MR examinations of the neuroaxis by manually evaluating images sent to PACS. 55 of the 175 total neuroaxis MRI examinations completed in one calendar week were sent to PACS with at least some motion degradation (31.4%). We conservatively estimate that motion-related imaging costs approach $296,092.00/year at our institution. Since patient motion may be common in the global MR community, we suggest that attention be directed toward providing more practical solutions to this common problem.

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