This studv was designed to evaluate the influence of magnetic field strength on the relative enhancement effect (RE) of gadolinium (Gd)-chelates. Dilution series of two paramagnetic contrast agents (Gd-DTPA and Gd-DOTA) were examined in three commercially available MR systems. operating at different field strengths (02 T, 1. T, and 1.5 T). The RE was plotted against Gd concentration. The highest increases in signal intensity occurred with Gd concentrations of approximately L.0 mmol/L. No significant difference in RE was observed between MR systems ranging in field strength from 0.? T to 1.5 T. The RE of Gd-DTPA and Gd-DOTA was found to he equivalent.