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Abstract #2585

Effect of Intravenous Gadolinium on Estimation of Liver Stiffness with MR Elastography

Sudhakar Kundapur Venkatesh1, Lynette Li San Teo1, Bertrand Wei Leng Ang1, Richard L. Ehman2

1Diagnostic Imaging, National University Health System, Singapore, Singapore; 2Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, United States

MR Elastography is currently the most accurate non-invasive technique for assessment of liver fibrosis. In this study, we investigated whether administration of gadolinium for routine MRI studies affects the stiffness values estimated. Our study results show that intravenous gadolinium does not affect stiffness values estimation and diagnostic performance of MRE for detection of liver fibrosis.