Additive value of Non Contrast MRA for evaluation of Mesenteric Arterial Anatomy in Preoperative Planning for Living Donor Liver Transplants.
Elizabeth M Hecht 1 , Firas Ahmed 1 , Anuradha Shenoy-Bhangle 1 , Guillermo Jimenez 1 , Stuart Bentley-Hibbert 1 , and Martin Prince 1
Columbia University, New York, NY, United
This study was performed to assess the additive value of
non-contrast enhanced MRA (NC-MRA) using a respiratory
gated 3D SSFP based sequence for evaluation of liver
arterial anatomy in patients under going contrast
enhanced MRA (Gd-MRA) for preoperative planning for
potential liver donation. Liver donor arterial anatomy
evaluation is not significantly improved by the addition
of NC-MRA but can be useful when GD-MRA is suboptimal
and further improvements in sequence design would be
helpful to limit contrast exposure in this population
and increase efficiency of patient throughput.
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