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Monitoring Iron Overload: Relationship between R2* Relaxometry of the Liver and Serum Ferritin under Different Therapies.

Michaela Plaikner1Christian Kremser1Heinz Zoller2Werner Jaschke1Benjamin Henninger1
1Departments of Radiology and, 2Internal Medicine, Medical University of Innsbruck, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Date of Submission: 25-Apr-2018, Date of Acceptance: 08-Jul-2018, Date of Web Publication: 18-Sep-2018.
Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Benjamin Henninger

Department of Radiology, Medical University of Innsbruck, Anichstrasse 35, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria.
E-mail: benjamin.henninger@i‑med.ac.at

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Benjamin Henninger

Department of Radiology, Medical University of Innsbruck, Anichstrasse 35, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria.
E-mail: benjamin.henninger@i‑med.ac.at

DOI: 10.4103/jcis.JCIS_30_18 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


The objective of this study was to evaluate the relationship between hepatic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with R2* relaxometry and serum ferritin in therapy monitoring of patients with iron overload. Further, a possible influence of the chosen therapy (phlebotomy or chelation) was assessed.
Keywords: Iron, liver, relaxometry, serum ferritin, therapy monitoring

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