AbstractThe transferability of the T2* technique for measurement of tissue iron between magnetic resonance (MR) scanners is unknown. Heart and liver multi-breath-hold T2* sequences were installed on MR scanners at six different sites. T2* was assessed locally in five or more patients with thalassemia major (n=39), and subjects were re-scanned at the standardization center in London. Inter-center reproducibility of T2* in heart and liver was 5.0% and 7.1%, with mean absolute differences in T2* of 1.3 ms and 0.45 ms, respectively. The MR multi-breath-hold T2* technique for tissue iron quantification is transferable between scanners with good reproducibility.
Figures & Tables
Vol. 91 No. 10 (2006): October, 2006 : Comparative Studies
Ferrata Storti Foundation, Pavia, Italy
Statistics from Altmetric.com