Int J Legal Med (2017) 131:1369–1376 DOI 10.1007/s00414-017-1622-6 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Temperature-corrected post-mortem 1.5 T MRI quantification of non-pathologic upper abdominal organs 1 1 1,2 3 Nicole Schwendener & Christian Jackowski & Frederick Schuster & Anders Persson & 3 1,3 Marcel J. Warntjes & Wolf -Dieter Zech Received: 9 December 2016 /Accepted: 2 June 2017 /Published online: 17 June 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 Abstract and differentiation of the non-pathologic liver, spleen, pancre- Objectives The present study aimed to evaluate if simulta- as, and kidney. The results may provide a base for future neous temperature-corrected T1, T2, and proton density specific pathology diagnosis of upper abdominal organs in (PD) 1.5 T post-mortem MR quantification [quantitative post-mortem imaging. post-mortem magnetic resonance imaging (QPMMRI)] is fea- sible for characterizing and discerning non-pathologic upper Keywords Post-mortem magnetic resonance imaging . . abdominal organs (liver, spleen, pancreas, kidney) with regard Post-mortem MRI quantification Abdominal organs to varying body temperatures. Relaxation times Proton density Methods QPMMRI was performed on 80 corpses (25 fe- males, 55 males; mean age 56.2 years, SD 17.2) prior to au- topsy. Core body temperature was measured during Abbreviations QPMMRI. Quantitative T1, T2, and PD values were mea- AUC Area under
International Journal of Legal Medicine – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 17, 2017
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