Daniel Seider1, Harald Busse1, Nikita Garnov1, Gregor Thrmer1, Susann Heinig1, Tim Riedel1, Thomas Kahn1, Michael Moche1
1Diagnostic and Interventional
MRI is well suited to guide percutaneous interventions of liver lesions that are hardly visible with ultrasound or CT. Dedicated open MR systems are often used because they provide good patient access. This work presents first clinical experience with a new navigation solution that was used during RF ablation of liver tumors in a standard closed-bore scanner environment. After a special breathhold training, even double oblique access paths could be realized. RFA probe and thermally induced lesion could be reliably visualized with a VIBE sequence. While technical efforts are higher the times for needle placement and thermal ablation are comparable to those under CT guidance.