Increasing clinical experience and ongoing research in the field of magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) is leading to exploration of its applications in other abdominal organs. In this review, the current research progress of MRE in prostate, uterus, pancreas, spleen, and kidney will be discussed. The article will describe patient preparation, modified technical approach including development of passive drivers, modification of sequences, and inversion. The potential clinical application of MRE in the evaluation of several disease processes affecting these organs will be discussed. In an era of increasing adoption of multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging approaches for solving complex abdominal problems, abdominal MRE as a biomarker may be seamlessly incorporated into a standard magnetic resonance imaging examination to provide a rapid, reliable, and comprehensive imaging evaluation at a single patient appointment in the future.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging