Characterization of Focal Hepatic Lesion Containing Fat with Balance SSFP Chemical Shift Imaging Sequence
Yang Z, Sun F, Chen M, Zhou C
The aim of this study is to investigate the usefulness of balance SSFP chemical shift imaging sequence in characterization of focal hepatic lesion containing fat in comparison with spoiled gradient recalled echo (SPGR) T1-weighted chemical shift imaging sequence. In-phase/opposed-phase SPGR T1WI and in-phase/opposed-phase images balance SSFP were performed in 37 patients with various focal hepatic lesions. Our results indicate that compared with SPGR T1-weighted chemical shift imaging sequence, balance SSFP chemical shift imaging sequence can provide similar or more information in characterization of focal hepatic lesions containing fat.