Magnetic Resonance Elastography of the Liver

Arunark Kolipaka, Ph.D., FAHA, FSCMR; et al.
(The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA)

MR Elastography (MRE) is a non-invasive technique to estimate the stiffness of soft tissues. Given the non-invasive nature and accuracy of diagnostic results, in recent years MRE has become a standard clinical tool to stage liver fibrosis on both 1.5T and 3T scanners, with and without contrast agent. This means that MRE can be performed at any point in a standard clinical examination. 

Demonstration of MRE setup and driver placement for liver imaging, using the dedicated elastic belt, plus cushioning material.

Arunark Kolipaka

Arunark Kolipaka, Ph.D., FAHA, FSCMR
Associate Professor & Technical Director,
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
The Ohio State University Wexner
Medical Center
Department of Radiology
395 West 12th Ave, 4th Floor
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: +1 614-366-0268