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Preoperative evaluation of hepatic arterial and portal venous anatomy using the time resolved echo-shared MR angiographic technique in living liver donors

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Authors
Lee, Min Woo; Lee, Jeong Min; Lee, Jae Young; Kim, Se Hyung; Park, Eun-Ah; Han, Joon Koo; Choi, Jin-Young; Kim, Young Jun; Suh, Kyung-Suk; Choi, Byung Ihn
Issue Date
2006-10-24
Publisher
Springer Verlag
Citation
Eur Radiol 17:1074-1080
Keywords
AdolescentAdult*Contrast MediaFemaleHepatic Artery/*anatomy & histologyHepatic Veins/*anatomy & histologyHumansLiver/*blood supply/*radiography*Liver Transplantation*Living DonorsMagnetic Resonance Angiography/*methodsMaleMenPortal Vein/*anatomy & histologyPreoperative CareWomen
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to determine whether MR angiography utilizing the time resolved echo-shared angiographic technique (TREAT) can provide an effective assessment of the hepatic artery (HA) and portal vein (PV) in living donor candidates. MR angiography (MRA)was performed in 27 patients (23 men and 4 women; mean age, 31 years) by using TREAT. Two blinded radiologists evaluated HA anatomy, origin of segment IV feeding artery and PV anatomy in consensus. Qualitative evaluations of MRA images were performed using the following criteria: (a) overall image quality, (b) presence of artifacts, and (c) degree of venous contamination of the arterial phase. Using intraoperative findings as a standard of reference, the accuracy for the HA anatomy, origin of segment IV feeding artery and PV anatomy on TREAT-MRA were 93% (25/27), 85% (23/27), and 96% (26/27), respectively. Overall image qualities were as follows: excellent (n=22, 81%), good (n=4, 15%), and fair (n=1, 4%). Significant artifacts or venous contamination of the arterial phase images was not noted in any patient. TREAT-MRA can provide a complete evaluation of HA and PV anatomy during preoperative evaluation of living liver donors. Furthermore, it provides a more detailed anatomy of the HA without venous contamination.
ISSN
0938-7994 (Print)
Language
English
URI
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=17061069

http://hdl.handle.net/10371/10425
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00330-006-0447-3
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