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Feasibility of free-breathing dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI of the abdomen: a comparison between CAIPIRINHA-VIBE, Radial-VIBE with KWIC reconstruction and conventional VIBE

 Nieun Seo  ;  Seong J Park  ;  Bohyun Kim  ;  Chang K Lee  ;  Jimi Huh  ;  Jeong K Kim  ;  Seung S Lee  ;  In S Kim  ;  Dominik Nickel  ;  Kyung W Kim 
 BRITISH JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY, Vol.89(1066) : 20160150, 2016 
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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibilities of controlled aliasing in parallel imaging results in higher acceleration with volumetric interpolated breath-hold examination (CAIPIRINHA-VIBE), radial acquisition of VIBE (Radial-VIBE) with k-space-weighted image contrast (KWIC) reconstruction (KWIC-Radial-VIBE) and conventional-VIBE (c-VIBE) for free-breathing dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE)-MRI of the abdomen. METHODS: 23 prospectively enrolled patients underwent DCE-MRI of the abdomen with CAIPIRINHA-VIBE (n?=?10), KWIC-Radial-VIBE (n?=?6) or c-VIBE (n?=?7). Qualitative image quality of the DCE-MR images and perfusion maps was independently scored by two abdominal radiologists using a 5-point scale (from 1, uninterpretable, to 5, very good). For quantitative analysis, the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of the liver and goodness-of-fit (GOF) of the time-intensity curve were measured. RESULTS: In the three tested sequences, DCE-MRI had good temporal (5?s) and spatial resolution (1.48?×?1.48?×?4?mm/voxel). Interobserver agreement in the qualitative analysis was good (ĸ?=?0.753; 95% confidence interval, 0.610-0.895). Therefore, the mean scores were used in the data analysis. Overall image quality was comparable between CAIPIRINHA-VIBE (3.52?±?0.55) and KWIC-Radial-VIBE (3.72?±?0.37; p?=?1.000), and both were significantly better than c-VIBE (2.71?±?0.34; p?<?0.001). Perfusion map quality score was highest with KWIC-Radial-VIBE (4.33?±?0.65), followed by CAIPIRINHA-VIBE (3.70?±?0.73) and c-VIBE (3.14?±?0.66), but without statistical significance between CAIPIRINHA-VIBE and KWIC-Radial-VIBE (p?=?0.167). The SNR of the liver and GOF of the time-intensity curve did not significantly differ between the three sequences (p?=?0.116 and 0.224, respectively). CONCLUSION: CAIPIRINHA-VIBE and KWIC-Radial-VIBE provide comparably better performance than c-VIBE. Both can be feasible sequences with acceptable good image quality for free-breathing DCE-MRI. ADVANCES IN KNOWLEDGE: CAIPIRINHA-VIBE and KWIC-Radial-VIBE provide comparably better quality of free-breathing DCE-MRIs than c-VIBE.
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