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Abstract #0224

Short 15-min surveillance-protocol multiphasic contrast enhanced MRI for hepatocellular carcinoma detection in cirrhosis

Takeshi Yokoo1, Gaurav Khatri1, Lakshmi Ananthakrishnan1, David Fetzer1, Yin Xi1, and Ivan Pedrosa1

1Radiology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, United States

Patient with cirrhosis are at increased risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and routine surveillance imaging is recommended every 6 months. While MRI has high sensitivity for HCC detection, its routine use is controversial due to its long exam time, high cost, and limited access. In this prospective study, we demonstrated that a short 15-min surveillance MRI has similar HCC detection performance as the standard 45-min diagnostic MRI in patients with cirrhosis. Therefore, a short surveillance MRI may allow for a more efficient and cost-effective alternative to the current standard-of-care MRI for HCC surveillance.

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