27th ISMRM Annual Meeting • 11-16 May 2019 • Montréal, QC, Canada

Sunrise Session
MRI in Liver Transplantation

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MRI in Liver Transplantation
Sunrise Session

ORGANIZERS: Utaroh Motosugi, Mustafa Shadi Bashir, Claude Sirlin

Tuesday, 14 May 2019
Room 516AB  07:00 - 08:00 Moderators:  Kathryn Fowler, Chang-Hee Lee

Skill Level: Basic to Intermediate

Session Number: S-TU-01

MRI plays an important role in determining the eligibility of potential donors for living donor liver transplantation as well as in the evaluation of patients after liver transplantation. This educational course reviews basic and intermediate concepts in the application of MRI for these purposes.

Target Audience
Abdominal radiologists, scientists interested in learning about clinical applications of MRI in liver transplantation.

Educational Objectives
As a result of attending this course, participants should be able to:
- Describe a basic MRI protocol for living donor liver transplant assessment;
- Explain the key MRI findings that may affect donor eligibility and surgical planning;
- Describe a basic MRI protocol for post transplant assessment;
- Describe expected post-transplant MRI findings; and
- Explain MRI findings of post-transplant complications.


MRI in Living Donor Assessment
Kartik Jhaveri
This presentation will  focus on the role of state-of-the-art MRI-based techniques for comprehensive evaluation of living donors providing single-visit assessment of the liver vasculature via MR angiography, biliary tract via conventional T2-weighted MR cholangiography and T1-weighted gadoxetate disodium–enhanced MR cholangiography, and of hepatic steatosis via T2*-corrected multiecho chemical shift–based water-fat separation MRI and MR spectroscopy.

  MRI for Post-Liver Transplant Assessment
Alessandro Furlan
The objectives of this lecture are:
  • 1) To suggest a MR imaging technique for the evaluation of the liver transplant  2) To describe the role of MR imaging in the diagnosis of common complications following liver transplantation, with particular attention to the detection and management of biliary complications. 3) To summarize the recent literature on MR-based imaging biomarkers for the assessment of liver allograft function.
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