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Abstract #2449

High resolution imaging of ex-vivo humane pancreas specimen at high field MRI

Quincy van Houtum1, Marielle M.E.P. Philippens1, Maarten M.S. van Leeuwen2, Frank F.J. Wessels2, and Dennis D.W.J. Klomp1

1Imaging, UMC Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands, 2Radiology, UMC Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands

The aim of this study is to demonstrate high resolution MR imaging of ex vivo pancreas-specimen while maintaining the in vivo shape and orientation. A pancreaticoduodenal specimen was positioned inside a 3T MRI while maintaining in vivo shape and orientation using substitutes for anatomical features. A 3D TSE sequence with a spatial resolution of 0.45x0.45x2mm, was used for acquisition. Images showed contrast between multiple anatomical structures, allowed for discrimination between tumor and healthy tissue and showed an underestimation of tumor size on CT. Image quality holds promise for improved guidance during PA and registration with in vivo MRI.

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