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