|Posted by Goh Chun Hui (Jack Goh) on August 6, 2010 at 4:10 AM|
FerriScan is a non-invasive techology based on MRI. It has a high sensitivity and specificity for the measurement of LIC over the encountered in clinical practice. It can be set up on most 1.5 Tesla MRI scanners ( the most common type of clinical scanner ). FerriScan makes a map of the liver iron concerntration and calculates the mean LIC. The results are unaffected by the presence of fibrosis or cirrhosis. Image date are acquired on an MRI scanner and are electronically transmitted to Resonance Health's data analysis centre. All data are checked to ensure correct acquisition and are then analyed under ISO 9001 quality assured standards. The LIC results are transmitted back to the originating MRI centre. Ferriscan measures a magnetic property of tissue known as R2. A calibration curve is used to convert R2 values to liver iron concertrations. Measurements have been shown to have a high degree of sensitivity and specificity for liver iron concentration measured by biopsy. FerriScan images give information on liver iron distribution. The mean LIC value given in the FerriScan report is used to guide chelation therapy.
The above information are from ResonancedHealth, for more information on FerriScan please visit their website at www.reasonancehealth.com
So I actually don't know much about FerriScan, Still going on MRI T2* once every year.
There is a Medical Fair Asia exhibition in Singapore on 15-17 September 2010
Check it out at http://www.medicalfair-asia.com/visit.html
Most likely will be go there on one of the day hopefully on the firts day of opening and I had already registered for the event, will update you guys if everything goes well, expect videos and more update if I went for the event, so pls stay tuned for more stuffs, hopefully enjoy this blog post check my http://thalassemianme.blogspot.com for update too (: