Advanced MRI technique significantly improves radiologists’ ability to image the pancreas

Dec 19, 2021 Radiology Updates

Newly developed advanced diffusion-weighted imaging techniques can help radiologists better visualize the pancreas on MRI scans, according to a new research.

Due to its small size, and gastric and respiratory motion, high-quality, artifact-free images of the pancreas can be difficult to achieve on MRI. Current solutions involve giving patients verbal breathing cues, but this time-consuming process doesn’t always work.

Achieving an improved image quality for pancreatic evaluation was the result of combining an approach of optimizing classic image parameters in combination with using advanced post-processing. This study demonstrates the advantages of an advanced sequence for the assessment of the pancreas in clinical patients without pancreatic pathology.

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