Andreas Gottschalk1, Axel Bornstedt2, Uwe Maurer3, Silke Steinhoff1, Bernd Schmitz4, Volker Rasche2
1Department of Radiology, Armed Forces Hospital, Ulm, Germany; 2Department of Internal Medicine II, University Hospital Ulm, Ulm, Germany; 3Department of Neurosurgery, Armed Forces Hospital, Ulm, Germany; 4Department for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Hospital Ulm, Ulm, Baden Wuerttemberg, Germany
The application of high-resolution cardiac phase resolved MRI (CINE) to directly visualize arachnoid adhesions for improved intervention planning in syringomyelia was investigated. It could be shown that high-spatial resolution (250mx500mx2mm) combined with 30 cardiac phases enabled direct visualization and quantification of the arachnoid adhesions. The position of the adhesions was verified during the intervention and post-interventional MRI was performed for assessment of the structure of the arachnoid adhesion after the microsurgical adhesiolysis procedure.