CT and MRI in the Diagnosis of Portal Hypertension

  • Yuji Itai


Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are useful in the diagnosis of portal hypertension, not only in the demonstration of collaterals but also in the evaluation of the underlying disease and its treatment (e. g., patency of portocaval shunt). Both procedures can examine any parts of the body with minimum interference from body conditions (gas, bone, and/or fat) as long as the patient is cooperative during the examination.


Portal Hypertension Gastric Varix Dynamic Compute Tomography Coronary Vein Splenorenal Shunt 


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© Springer Japan 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuji Itai
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Institute of Clinical MedicineUniversity of TsukubaTsukuba, 305Japan

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