Tonsok Kim1, Masatoshi Hori1, Hiromitsu Onishi1, Yasuhiro Nakaya1, Atsushi Nakamoto1, Mitsuaki Tatsumi1, Kaname Tomoda1, Hironobu Nakamura1
1Dept. of Radiology, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Suita-city, Osaka, Japan
Gadolinium-enhanced multi-phasic MR imaging using 3D gradient echo sequence is clinically important for the diagnosis of hepatic and pancreatic disease. We compared tissue contrast and image quality for gadolinium-enhanced multi-phasic MR imaging of the liver and pancreas at 3.0 T with those at 1.5 T. Tissue contrast for gadolinium-enhanced multi-phasic MR imaging of the liver and pancreas at 3.0 T was equivalent to that at 1.5 T, but image quality for 3.0 T tended to be worse than that for 1.5 T.