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Abstract #2553

Biopsy of Liver Lesions with MR Fluoroscopy Using an High Field Open MRI Scanner

Frank Fischbach1, Juergen Bunke2, Markus Thormann1, Gunnar Gaffke1, Jungnickel Kerstin1, Jens Ricke1

1Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg, SA, Germany; 2Philips Healthcare, Hamburg, HH, Germany

New high field open-configured magnets are best suited for MR-guidance of biopsies in the liver. The technique requires only the basic interventional package and uses a skill set that is already familiar to radiologists who regularly perform percutaneous procedures.