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Abstract #2246

Impact of bowel preparation methods on pancreatic Magnetic Resonance Elastography

Anne-Sophie van Schelt1, Nienke P.M. Wassenaar1, Eric M. Schrauben1, Jules L. Nelissen1, Jing Guo2, Ingolf Sack2, Jaap Stoker1, Aart J. Nederveen1, and Jurgen H. Runge1
1Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Amsterdam UMC location AMC, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2Department of Radiology, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany


Pancreas magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) allows non-invasice estimation of tissue stiffness for multiple pathophysiological diseases. MRE reproducibility and the effect of bowel-preparation (butylscopolaminebromide and drinking water) for increased MRE data quality were assessed for the pancreas. Shear wave speed and MRE quality were determined for the pancreas, liver and kidneys. Intrasession and intersession reproducibility showed a coefficient-of-variation of 6.59% and 13.10%. Repeated measures ANOVA showed no significant difference in SWS of all organs (f=3/11,p>0.05). Bowel-preparation methods for pancreatic MRE do not increase MRE quality. Drinking water increases the MRE quality for kidneys and liver whilst not altering the measured SWS.

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