Sequence optimization in mangafodipir trisodium-enhanced liver and pancreas MRI
1999 (English)In: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, ISSN 1053-1807, E-ISSN 1522-2586, Vol. 9, no 2, 280-284 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
To find an optimal magnetic resonance (MR) sequence for mangafodipir trisodium-enhanced liver and pancreas imaging, six healthy volunteers were studied using a 1.5 T MR system with different T1-weighted abdominal imaging sequences. These were turbo field (gradient)-echo (TFE), fast field (gradient)-echo (FFE), and spin-echo sequences before and after mangafodipir trisodium administration. Various parameter combinations were investigated within each sequence type, and then the best combination was found and compared with those of the other sequences. Signal intensity (SI) measurements were made in regions of interest in the liver, pancreas, and a reference marker with a known T1 value. Contrast index (CI, SItissue/SImarker) and contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR, [SItissue/SImarker]/SDbackground) were calculated, and percentage CI increase and CNR in the postcontrast images were used for the best sequence evaluation. Regarding CI, the TFE sequence with a TR/TE/flip angle of 15 msec/4.6 msec/20 degrees and inversion time of 300 msec had the largest pre- to postcontrast percentage increase. The FFE sequence with a TR/TE/flip angle of 140 msec/4.6 msec/90 degrees had the highest postcontrast CNR and is considered to be the optimal sequence for mangafodipir trisodium-enhanced MR imaging of the liver and pancreas.
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1999. Vol. 9, no 2, 280-284 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-152997DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1522-2586(199902)9:2<280::AID-JMRI19>3.0.CO;2-HPubMedID: 10077025OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-152997DiVA: diva2:414842