WE-FG-206-11: Measuring Mechanical Biomarkers of Liver Tumors Using Tagged MRI.

@article{Xia2016WEFG20611MM,
  title={WE-FG-206-11: Measuring Mechanical Biomarkers of Liver Tumors Using Tagged MRI.},
  author={Xi-yi Xia and Mingao Zhu and Lina Sun and Michael S. Sacks and Guy M. Genin and Chunfeng Hu and Lu Guo and Y Feng},
  journal={Medical physics},
  year={2016},
  volume={43 6},
  pages={3833}
}
PURPOSE Early detection of liver cancer improves patient prognosis dramatically. We propose a novel approach in which liver deformation is tracked during the cardiac cycle using tagged MRI. Strain concentrations that arise from material mismatches between the tumor and non-tumor regions were compared in patients with liver tumors. METHODS Tagged MR images were acquired from four liver cancer patients in the coronal plane in a 3.0T scanner. In each cardiac cycle, a total of 25 time frames were… CONTINUE READING