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Abstract #4717

Direct visualization of physiological intestinal flow using unenhanced MR imaging with spin labeling

Jun Isogai1, Mitsue Miyazaki2, Kenji Yodo3, Michitaka Suzuki3, Takashi Yamada4, and Jun Kaneko4

1Asahi General Hospital, Asahi, Japan, 2University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, United States, 3Toshiba Medical Systems Corp, Tokyo, Japan, 4Hasuda Hospital, Hasuda, Japan

Assessment of motility and propagation of the small bowel has been reported using conventional contrast x-ray techniques with unavoidable ionizing radiation and recent MR imaging. However, MR enteroclysis and enterography require a discomforted nasoenteric intubation and an oral administration of large volumes of enteric contrast materials, respectively. Unenhanced MR imaging with a spin labeling technique provides direct visualization of physiological intestinal intraluminal flow related to bowel peristalsis.

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