Evaluation of MR imaging with T1 and T2* mapping for the determination of hepatic iron overload

@article{Henninger2012EvaluationOM,
  title={Evaluation of MR imaging with T1 and T2* mapping for the determination of hepatic iron overload},
  author={Benjamin Henninger and Christian Kremser and Stefan Rauch and Robert Eder and Heinz Zoller and Armin Finkenstedt and Henrik J. Michaely and Michael Schocke},
  journal={European Radiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={22},
  pages={2478-2486}
}
To evaluate MRI using T1 and T2* mapping sequences in patients with suspected hepatic iron overload (HIO). Twenty-five consecutive patients with clinically suspected HIO were retrospectively studied. All underwent MRI and liver biopsy. For the quantification of liver T2* values we used a fat-saturated multi-echo gradient echo sequence with 12 echoes (TR = 200 ms, TE = 0.99 ms +  n × 1.41 ms, flip angle 20°). T1 values were obtained using a fast T1 mapping sequence based on an inversion recovery… CONTINUE READING