Variability of splanchnic blood flow measurements using MR velocity mapping under fasting and post-prandial conditions--comparison with echo-Doppler.

Lycklama à Nijeholt GJ, Burggraaf K, Wasser MN, Schultze Kool LJ, Schoemaker RC, Cohen AF, de Roos A

The aim was to study the reproducibility of magnetic resonance velocity mapping, when measuring portal vein and superior mesenteric artery blood flow, under fasting and post-prandial conditions. Magnetic resonance flow measurements for the portal vein were compared with echo-Doppler measurements in the right portal vein.