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Abstract #3159

Ultrahigh field MRI after upper extremity transplantation.

Shailesh B. Raval 1 , Tiejun Zhao 2 , Yujuan Zhao 1 , Vijay S. Gorantla 1 , and Tamer S. Ibrahim 1

1 University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 2 Siemens Medical Solutions, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

As of 2005, 1.6 million civilians suffer from limb loss in the US alone. If only 1% of this population qualifies for transplant surgery, that mandates additional transplant infrastructure in addition to standardized pre and post-surgical evaluation and monitoring methods. We present first 7T results from a bilateral upper extremity transplantation (UET) subject 4 years after surgery as part of posttransplant clinical MR assessment. This study shows a potential of not only using UHF MRI in post-transplant evaluation after UET but also in hand surgery practice in diagnosis and interpretation of various other diseases including vascular abnormalities,connective tissue disorders or micro vascular disease conditions.

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