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Biliary System MR Imaging

Juan Olazagasti

in Essentials of Body MRI

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Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199738496
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322695 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199738496.003.0004
Biliary System MR Imaging

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Chapter 4 discusses the MR techniques used to perform an adequate evaluation of the biliary system, and provide an overview of the accompanying imaging pitfalls and artifacts. The normal anatomy and common variants are reviewed, and frequently occurring disease entities with their clinical features and imaging characteristics are also discussed. The role of biliary tree MR imaging following trauma is addressed, as well as the use of the technique for peri-surgical “road-mapping” before or after liver transplantation. It also discusses the role of hepatocyte-specific MR contrast agents, such as gadoxetic acid, or gadoxetate disodium (Eovist ® in the United States, Primovist ® in the European Union and Australia), in assessing the biliary ducts.

Chapter.  12652 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Clinical Radiology

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