Zoran Stankovic1, Zoltan Csatari1, Peter Deibert2, Wulf Euringer1, Susanne Eggerking2, Philipp Blanke1, Zahra Abdullah Zadeh1, Mathias Langer1, Michael Markl1
1Radiology, University Hospital Freiburg, Freiburg, Ba.-W., Germany; 2Gastroenterology, University Hospital Freiburg, Freiburg, Ba.-W., Germany
Flow-sensitive 4D MRI was applied for the qualitative and quantitative analysis of portal venous hemodynamics of liver cirrhosis patients (n=20) and volunteers (n=41). Our results revealed a significant correlation of 4D MRI with the reference standard Doppler Ultrasound for maximum and mean velocities and flow for the intrahepatic vessels. Quantitative flow analysis could be performed retrospectively at any location of interest and revealed significant alterations in velocities and flow in patients compare to age matched and younger control groups.