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Abstract #3407

Magnetic Resonance Elastography (MRE) of the Kidney in Healthy Volunteers

Remi Souchon1, Mustapha Bouhrara1, Gale Pagnoux2, Jean-Michel Mnager3, Richard L. Ehman4, Olivier Rouvire2

1INSERM, Lyon, France; 2Hospices Civils de Lyon; 3SCM IRM du Tonkin, Villeurbanne, France; 4Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, United States

The feasibility of renal MR elastography (MRE) was investigated in 10 healthy volunteers. The study demonstrated that kidney MRE at low vibration frequencies (45-76 Hz) is feasible. It also provided evidence of a viscoelastic behavior.