Noninvasive automated motion assessment of intestinal motility by continuously tagged MR imaging
SourceJournal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 39, 1, (2014), pp. 9-16
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Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
SubjectRadboudumc 10: Reconstructive and regenerative medicine RIHS: Radboud Institute for Health Sciences
PURPOSE: To evaluate continuously tagged 3 Tesla MRI for monitoring glucagon-induced bowel motility changes in healthy volunteers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After standardized oral bowel preparation, 10 healthy volunteers underwent a free-breathing, continuously tagged three-dimensional (3D) dynamic fast-field-echo (FFE), at a 3.36 Hz sampling frequency. One milligram of glucagon was administered intravenously during data acquisition. Each dataset was divided into four temporal sets of 2 min (period 1 to 4). Taglines were tracked automatically using a scale spaced based algorithm. Assessment of global spectral resolution was performed for three frequency intervals: 0.008-0.300 Hz (motility), 0.300-0.400 Hz (breathing motion), and 0.400-0.533 Hz (higher order motion). Additional analyses were performed at fine spectral resolution in frequency bands of 0.033 Hz. Glucagon-induced motility changes were investigated by means of a motility index (spectral power normalized to the maximal spectral power per-volunteer), resulting in a range of 0 to 1 (no motion to maximal motion). Statistical comparison was done for period 1 and 4 (Wilcoxon-signed rank test). RESULTS: After glucagon administration, a significant decrease in the motility index was found for the low- (0.008-0.300 Hz) (P < 0.0001) and high-frequency interval (0.400-0.533 Hz) (P < 0.0001). Around breathing motion frequencies, no decrease in motility index was detected. CONCLUSION: Free-breathing, continuously tagged MR imaging is a noninvasive method for automated bowel motility assessment and allows for detection of drug-induced changes.
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