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Clinical Applications of Hepatobiliary MR Contrast Agents

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Abstract

Modern hepatocellular-specific MR contrast agents such as gadoxetic acid are an important adjunct to conventional extracellular contrast material in MRI examinations of the liver. They allow not only evaluation of vascular structures and early dynamic contrast kinetics but are also able to determine the presence or absence of functioning hepatocytes. In addition, the high biliary excretion rate of 50% allows a true T1 cholangiopancreatography phase with improved characterization of biliary abnormalities and leaks.

Keywords

Focal Nodular Hyperplasia Focal Liver Lesion Hepatobiliary Phase Dysplastic Nodule Hepatocellular Adenoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiology and Medical ImagingUniversity of Virginia Medical CenterCharlottesvilleUSA

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