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Abstract #2936

MR Elastography: Reproducibility of Measurements of Mean Liver Stiffness

Russell N. Low1,2, Tarek Hassanein3, Neeraj Panchal

1Sharp & Children's MRI Center, San Diego, CA, United States; 2San Diego Imaging, San Diego, CA, United States; 3Southern California Liver Centers

The reproducibility of measurements of mean liver stiffness was evaluated in 53 patients who underwent serial MR Elastography. The percent difference in mean liver stiffness on the two examinations averaged 8% - 11% with excellent reproducibility that was independent of the degree of liver stiffness. Similar agreement of MRE measurements was found on the two different GE 1.5T scanners used in this study which included a GE HDx and a GE MR 450 scanner.