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Abstract #0223

Optimizing MRI for Focal Liver Lesions: Are All Our Sequences Really Necessary?

Sara Dastmalchian1, Nicholas Fulton2,3, Majid Chalian2,3, Ozden Kilinc1, Mark Griswold4, Vikas Gulani2,3, and Karin Herrmann2,3

1Department of Radiology, Case Western Reserve University, Department of Radiology, Cleveland, OH, United States, 2Department of Radiology, University hospitals Cleveland medical center, Cleveland, OH, United States, 3University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, United States, 4Case Western University

In this proof-of-concept study, our aim was to determine an optimal minimum number of MRI sequences which allow confident characterization of liver lesions into benign versus malignant categories with reasonable accuracy. We hypothesized that an abbreviated liver MRI protocol including single shot T2-weighted, pre and dynamic post-contrast T1-weighted images has the potential to reduce overall scan time and throughput. If this can be performed without significant loss in diagnostic accuracy it may improve efficacy and be beneficial to current practice.

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