Clin Mol Hepatol.  2013 Dec;19(4):360-366. 10.3350/cmh.2013.19.4.360.

The MR imaging diagnosis of liver diseases using gadoxetic acid: Emphasis on hepatobiliary phase

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  • 1Department of Radiology and Center for Imaging Science, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. jeongwk@gmail.com

Abstract

Hepatocyte specific contrast agents including gadoxetic acid and gadobenate dimeglumine are very useful to diagnose various benign and malignant focal hepatic lesions and even helpful to estimate hepatic functional reservoir. The far delayed phase image referred to as the hepatobiliary phase makes the sensitivity of detection for malignant focal hepatic lesions increased, but specificity of malignant diseases, including hepatocellular carcinoma, metastasis and cholangiocarcinoma, characterization remained to be undetermined.

Keyword

Magnetic resonance imaging; Gadoxetic acid; Focal hepatic lesion; Hepatocellular carcinoma; Metastasis; Focal nodular hyperplasia

MeSH Terms

Carcinoma, Hepatocellular/radiography
Cholangiocarcinoma/radiography
Contrast Media/chemistry/*diagnostic use
Hemangioma/radiography
Humans
Liver Diseases/*radiography
Liver Neoplasms/radiography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Meglumine/*analogs & derivatives/chemistry/diagnostic use
Organometallic Compounds/chemistry/*diagnostic use
Contrast Media
Meglumine
Organometallic Compounds
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