Pancreatic iron stores assessed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in beta thalassemic patients.

  title={Pancreatic iron stores assessed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in beta thalassemic patients.},
  author={Reij{\^a}ne Alves de Assis and Andreza Alice Feitosa Ribeiro and Fernando Uliana Kay and La{\'e}rcio Alberto Rosemberg and C{\'e}sar Higa Nomura and Sandra Regina Loggetto and Aderson da Silva Ara{\'u}jo and Ant{\^o}nio Fabron J{\'u}nior and M{\^o}nica Pinheiro de Almeida Ver{\'i}ssimo and Giorgio Roberto Baldanzi and Breno Pannia Esp{\'o}sito and Ronaldo Hueb Baroni and John C. Wood and Nelson Hamerschlak},
  journal={European journal of radiology},
  volume={81 7},
PURPOSE To assess the correlation between MRI findings of the pancreas with those of the heart and liver in patients with beta thalassemia; to compare the pancreas T2* MRI results with glucose and ferritin levels and labile plasma iron (LPI). MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively evaluated chronically transfused patients, testing glucose with enzymatic tests, serum ferritin with chemiluminescence, LPI with cellular fluorescence, and T2* MRI to assess iron content in the heart, liver, and… CONTINUE READING
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