The applications of ultra high field MRI in clinical practice are dominated by brain exploration, featuring functional MRI, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, perfusion MRI and time of flight angiography.


Aside from brain exploration, the principle areas in which ultra high fields are used in practice or in research include bone and joint imaging, cardiac imaging, peripheral and pulmonary MR angiography and abdominopelvic imaging. In most of these areas, the interest of moving up to ultra high fields as opposed to MRI at 1.5 T is currently under clinical appraisal.