Rakhee Wadhwa Verma1, Kevin Johnson2, Benjamin Landgraf1, Alex Frydrychowicz1, Christopher J. Francois1, Oliver Wieben, 1,2, Scott B. Reeder1,2
1Radiology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, United States; 2Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, United States
Portal hypertension (PHTN) is a secondary complication in patients with cirrhosis and is associated significant morbidity, including varices and variceal bleeding, ascites, and portal venous thrombosis. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the feasibility of high spatial resolution time resolved 3D radial phase contrast (PC) for evaluation of the hemodynamics of PHTN using a 32-channel phased array coil at 3.0T. The feasibility of comprehensive evaluation of the hemodynamics of PHTN is demonstrated in patients with cirrhosis.