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Divergence-based MRT

11.09.2012
<strong>Background</strong><br>

Magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) and magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) are medical imaging methods to visualize body tissue.<br><br> <strong>Technology</strong><br> The new divergence-based MRT allows the non-invasive, time-resolved 3D measurement of tissue pressure changes. This technique affords new image contrast and allows for example the examination of vascular obliterations, oedema, steatosis and metabolic disorders. Vascular pressure changes cause local volume changes, which can be detected and described by the divergence of a vector field. From the divergence the vascular pressure can be calculated. This novel technique can be used in combination with MRT or ultrasound. </p>

<b>Benefits:</b> <ul> <li>Novel technique for measuring tissue pressure changes </li> <li>Detection of vascular pressure changes</li> <li>Allows time-resolved 3D measurement</li> <li>Non-invasive method</li> </ul> <p><strong>IP Rights</strong><br> German patent application (04/2011)<br> PCT application </p> <p><strong>Origin</strong><br> Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin</p>

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