Meeting Banner
Abstract #2560

Towards Fully MR-Guided TACE Procedures: Perfusion MRI and Real-Time MRA Protocols

Michael Bock1, Ann-Kathrin Homagk1, Axel Krafft1, Florian Maier1, Jessica Schulz1,2, Reiner Umathum1, Wolfhard Semmler1, Peter Hallscheidt3

1Medical Physics in Radiology, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany; 2Siemens AG, Healthcare Sector, Erlangen, Germany; 3Dept. of Radiology, University Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

In this work a real-time saturation recovery pulse sequence is used to monitor a superselective hepatic embolisation. To assess embolisation-induced perfusion changes, time-resolved FLASH data sets are acquired before and after the embolisation. Compared to conventional MR-guided embolisation in X/MR-suites this procedure does not require patient re-psoitioning and is thus significantly faster.