Evaluation of a New MR Pulse Sequence to Quantify Liver Iron Concentration
The purpose of this study is to determine if a new MR pulse sequence is accurate in determining how much iron is in the liver.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Evaluation of a New MR Pulse Sequence to Quantify Liver Iron Concentration|
- Accuracy of MR in quantifying liver iron [ Time Frame: one time point ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||August 2003|
|Study Completion Date:||July 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||July 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Living-related liver donation
Quantification of liver iron requires liver biopsy and histological assessment. New rapid MR techniques allow determination of liver relaxation times that can be altered with increasing iron deposition. The purpose of this study is to compare the results obtained with MRI to liver biopsy and iron quantification in patients undergoing liver biopsy in the setting of hemochromatosis.