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Thalassemia

Case Study
Powell, Andrew, M.D. Boston, Children's Hospital Boston USA
Geva, Tal Boston, Children's Hospital Boston USA

Patient history:

Patient with thalassemia major underwent an MR examination at Children's Hospital Boston.

MR examination:

 

ECG-gated, single breath-hold, multi-echo TFE imaging (mid-ventricular short-axis plane).

 

The rate of signal decay in the ventricular septum is used to calculate the T2* relaxation time. A faster signal decay and thus a shorter T2* indicate higher iron concentration. TE in milliseconds.

 

This examination was performed on Release 2.5.

Diagnosis:

Myocardial iron overload in patient with thalassemia major.

 

 

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