ISMRM 25th Annual Meeting & Exhibition • 22-27 April 2017 • Honolulu, HI, USA

Educational Session: Liver MR Imaging: Quantitative Approaches to Liver Disease

Educational Course

ORGANIZERS: Kathryn Fowler, M.D., Kartik Jhaveri, M.D., F.R.C.P.C., Lorenzo Mannelli, M.D., Ph.D. & Edwin J.R. van Beek, M.D., Ph.D., M.Ed., FRCR

Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Room 315  16:15 - 18:15 Moderators: Bachir Taouli

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Slack Channel: #e_body
Session Number: Tu04

This 2 hour session will offer attendees a review of state-of-the-art quantitative techniques for the evaluation of diffuse liver disease. Topics will include: estimation of liver fibrosis, iron and fat content.

Target Audience
This course is aimed at radiologists, imaging scientists and MR technologists who wish to review the state-of-art MRI protocols and indications for assessment of liver diseases.

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
-Summarize acquisition protocols and personalize this in the context of patient's prior conditions;
-Illustrate the interpretation challenges and put this into the context of histopathological findings; and
-Recognize the difficult scenarios, including the post-treatment liver.

The Hepatologist's Perspective of MRI in the Management of Liver Diseases
Yuko Kono
Cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are major health problems world-wide and in the United States. It is estimated 10 to 20 million American people have non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), which can lead to cirrhosis. HCC is the second cause of cancer death world-wide, and the fastest growing cause of cancer death in the United States. MRI can provide information such as fat quantification, iron quantification in the liver, as well as liver stiffness estimation by MR elastography. Early and accurate diagnosis of HCC is critical for improved outcome of this deadly disease. Non-invasive diagnosis of chronic liver diseases and HCC are indispensable in hepatology practice. Current epidemiology of liver disease and how MRI can help liver patients’ management will be discussed. 

Liver Fibrosis
Richard Ehman
This presentations reviews the rationale, principles, and practical application of MRI-based methods for diagnosing hepatic fibrosis.  MR elastography is addressed in detail.

Iron Overload
Takeshi Yokoo
Hepatic Steatosis
Claude Sirlin

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