Nienke Lynn Hansen1, Alexandra Barabasch1, Martina Distelmaier1, Alexander Ciritsis2, Nicolas Kuehnert3, Jens Otto3, Joachim Conze3, Christiane K. Kuhl1, Nils Andreas Kraemer1
1Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, RWTH Aachen University Hospital, Aachen, NRW, Germany; 2Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, RWTH University Hospital, Aachen, NRW, Germany; 3Department of Surgery, RWTH Aachen University Hospital, Aachen, NRW, Germany
Thirteen patients surgically treated for inguinal hernias using iron-loaded visible mesh implants were examined by MRI on the first postsurgical day. Two conventional gradient echo sequences and a T2-weighted turbo-spin echo (TSE) sequence were used. To achieve best mesh visualization, GRE sequences were preferred, whereas anatomy was depicted best using TSE. Consequently, for optimal diagnosis we propose a combination of both types of sequences.