Meeting Banner
Abstract #2416

Magnetic Resonance Neurography (MRN) in the abdomen: the feasibility of imaging the celiac plexus with motion-compensated 3D SHINKEI

Cyril J Ferrer1, Clemens Bos1, Lisanne Kok1, Masami Yoneyama2, Makoto Obara2, Marijn van Stralen1, Chrit T.W Moonen1, and Lambertus W Bartels1

1UMC Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands, 2Philips Electronics Japan, Tokyo, Japan

Recently, the 3D-SHINKEI (3D nerve-SHeath signal increased with INKed rest-tissue RARE Imaging) sequence was introduced for peripheral MR neurography. This method uses an improved Motion Sensitized Driven Equilibrium (iMSDE) prepulse to suppress muscle and slow flow signal, for improved visualization of peripheral nerves. Applying this method in the abdomen would provide the potential to image the celiac plexus, which is involved in various pain mechanisms, e.g. due to pancreatic cancer and other upper gastrointestinal malignancies. In this work, we show the feasibility of MRN of the celiac plexus in volunteers by using cardiac and respiratory motion-compensated 3D SHINKEI.

This abstract and the presentation materials are available to members only; a login is required.

Join Here