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Title: Evaluation of radiofrequency ablation using magnetic resonance elastography
Authors: Li, B.N.
Shen, Z.H.
Chui, C.K. 
Numano, T.
Washio, T.
Kobayashi, E.
Keywords: Image-guided surgery
magnetic resonance elastography
radiofrequency ablation
soft tissue elasticity
Issue Date: 2013
Citation: Li, B.N.,Shen, Z.H.,Chui, C.K.,Numano, T.,Washio, T.,Kobayashi, E. (2013). Evaluation of radiofrequency ablation using magnetic resonance elastography. IFMBE Proceedings 39 IFMBE : 2134-2137. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is an important modality in tumor treatment. One of the challenging issues is how to control and evaluate RFA treatment. This study is one of the first systems to examine magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) for RFA evaluation. The ex vivo experiments were designed and performed on bovine and porcine liver tissues respectively. It is found that the contrast ratios of the common imaging protocols were 1:1.09 (2.44:2.65) only for bovine tissues and 1:1.12 (2.19:2.45) for porcine tissues, but they were enhanced to 1:3.03 (25.74:78.04) and 1:3.66 (9.16:33.55) respectively on MRE. In conclusion, MRE is a good solution for RFA evaluation. © 2013 Springer-Verlag.
Source Title: IFMBE Proceedings
ISBN: 9783642293047
ISSN: 16800737
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-29305-4_560
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