Meeting Banner
Abstract #3959

Real-time magnetic resonance elastography: application for monitoring lower leg muscle function during plantar flexion

Carsten Warmuth1, Felix Schrank1, Jürgen Braun1, and Ingolf Sack1

1Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Real-time elastography is well established in ultrasound but has not yet been achieved in MRI. Real-time elastography would be desirable for studying processes that are not easily repeatable or reproducible such as skeletal muscle function. Therefore, we developed a new concept in magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) based on stroboscopic wave sampling and single-shot spiral-k-space acquisition to push temporal resolution of MRE towards real-time elastography. Application of the new method is demonstrated in the lower leg muscles of healthy volunteers.

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

Join Here