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Abstract #3999

Time-SLIP Non-Contrast MR Hepatic Arteriography: Comparison with Contrast-Enhanced CT Arteriography

Takeshi Yoshikawa 1 , Yoshiharu Ohno 1 , Katsusuke Kyotani 2 , Saori Sato 3 , Yoshimori Kassai 3 , Hisanobu Koyama 4 , Keitaro Sofue 4 , and Kazuro Sugimura 4

1 Advanced Biomedical Imaging Research Center, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan, 2 Center for Radiology and Radiation Oncology, Kobe University Hospital, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan, 3 Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation, Otawara, Tochigi, Japan, 4 Radiology, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan

The assessment and classification of anatomy of hepatic artery is an essential step for both diagnosis and management of various diseases in the upper abdomen. Development of non- invasive imaging techniques for this purpose is an urgent problem. Our results suggested that hepatic artery can be assessed and classified by non-contrast MRA and is comparable to CTA in majority of patients.

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