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Abstract #0608

Measurement of pancreas graft temperature during cold preservation in MR scanner

Jan Weis1 and Olle Korsgren2
1Department of Medical Physics, Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden, 2Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden


Phosphorus (31P) and proton (1H) magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) are the methods of choice in the assessment of the pancreas graft quality before organ or islet of Langerhans transplantation. During the transport and MR scanning hypothermic storage (4±2 oC) has to be maintained. The aim of this study was to investigate if it is possible to measure pancreas graft temperature in a MR scanner using 1H-MRS and temperature constants obtained by the calibration experiments with the water-vegetable oil phantom. The present study has shown that 1H-MRS is able to measure the graft temperature during MR scanning.

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