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Abstract #0527

Interactive Mr-Guided Percutaneous Nephrostomy Using an Open 1T Mr-Scanner: First Experience in 15 Patients

Frank Fischbach1, Markus Porsch, Jrgen Bunke2, Maciej Pech, Oliver Dudeck, Uwe-Bernd Liehr, Jens Ricke

1OvGU, Magdeburg, Germany, Germany; 2PMS

The advantages of MR fluoroscopy including missing radiation, high tissue contrast, multiplanar imaging and the availability of open high field systems giving good access to the patient and sufficient SNR should encourage broadening the indications for MR-guided interventions. MR-guided percutaneous nephrostomy can be performed in a routine setting. This is especially of interest in patients not suited for sonographic guidance