Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Liver Tumors

  • Albert A. Moss
  • David D. Stark


Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging has been shown to display accurately the normal and pathological anatomy of the abdomen. Pathological conditions of the liver have been detected due to alterations in tissue hydrogen density or tissue relaxation times, T1 and T2 [1–6]. Most MR imaging techniques demonstrate the liver as a homogeneous structure having an intermediate MR signal. The surrounding fat has a very intense signal and abdominal vessels and hepatic vasculature are particularly well demonstrated, as flowing blood has a very low intensity (Fig. 23.1) [1–7].


Hepatic Cyst Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging Hepatic Adenoma Left Hepatic Lobe Anatomical Resolution 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Albert A. Moss
  • David D. Stark
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, SB-05University HospitalSeattleUSA

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