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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090793/development-and-validation-of-a-predictor-of-insufficient-enhancement-during-the-hepatobiliary-phase-of-gd-eob-dtpa-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Enming Cui, Wansheng Long, Liangping Luo, Maoqing Hu, Liebin Huang, Xiangmeng Chen
Background Insufficient enhancement of liver parenchyma negatively affects diagnostic accuracy of Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Currently, there is no reliable method for predicting insufficient enhancement during the hepatobiliary phase (HBP) in Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI. Purpose To develop a predictor for insufficient enhancement of liver parenchyma during HBP in Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI. Material and Methods In order to formulate a HBP enhancement test (HBP-ET), clinical factors associated with relative enhancement ratio (RER) of liver parenchyma were retrospectively determined from the datasets of 156 patients (Development group) who underwent Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI between November 2012 and May 2015...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078380/imaging-features-of-hepatic-sarcomatous-carcinoma-on-computed-tomography-and-gadoxetic-acid-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Kyo-Won Gu, Young Kon Kim, Ji Hye Min, Sang Yun Ha, Woo Kyoung Jeong
PURPOSE: To determine the imaging features of hepatic sarcomatous carcinoma including sarcomatous intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (S-ICC) and sarcomatous hepatocellular carcinoma (S-HCC) on computed tomography (CT) and gadoxetic acid-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-four patients with pathologically confirmed S-ICCs (n = 13), S-HCCs (n = 7), sarcomatous carcinoma (n = 2), carcinosarcoma (n = 1), and sarcomatous combined HCC-CC (n = 1) (size range 2...
January 12, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070844/gd-eob-dtpa-enhanced-mri-t1-mapping-for-assessment-of-liver-function-in-rabbit-fibrosis-model-comparison-of-hepatobiliary-phase-images-obtained-at-10-and-20%C3%A2-min
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Zhi-Peng Zhou, Li-Ling Long, Li-Juan Huang, Teng-Fei Yang, Zhong-Kui Huang
OBJECTIVES: To compare hepatobiliary phase (HBP) images obtained at 10 and 20 min after Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI for assessment of liver function in rabbit fibrosis model on 3.0 T MR imaging. METHODS: 34 animals were separated into three groups: 5 for a control group, 14 for a mild fibrosis group, and 15 for a severe fibrosis group based on pathological proof. T1 relaxation times (T1rt) were measured on T1 mapping and reduction rates of T1rt (rrT1rt) were calculated...
January 9, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069288/diagnostic-imaging-of-the-hepatobiliary-system-an-update
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REVIEW
Angela J Marolf
Recent advances in diagnostic imaging of the hepatobiliary system include MRI, computed tomography (CT), contrast-enhanced ultrasound, and ultrasound elastography. With the advent of multislice CT scanners, sedated examinations in veterinary patients are feasible, increasing the utility of this imaging modality. CT and MRI provide additional information for dogs and cats with hepatobiliary diseases due to lack of superimposition of structures, operator dependence, and through intravenous contrast administration...
January 6, 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028556/effect-of-intravenous-gadoxetate-disodium-and-flip-angle-on-hepatic-proton-density-fat-fraction-estimation-with-six-echo-gradient-recalled-echo-magnitude-based-mr-imaging-at-3t
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Charlie C Park, Gavin Hamilton, Ajinkya Desai, Kevin A Zand, Tanya Wolfson, Jonathan C Hooker, Eduardo Costa, Elhamy Heba, Lisa Clark, Anthony Gamst, Rohit Loomba, Michael S Middleton, Claude B Sirlin
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to determine in patients undergoing gadoxetate disodium (Gx)-enhanced MR exams whether proton density fat fraction (PDFF) estimation accuracy of magnitude-based multi-gradient-echo MRI (MRI-M) could be improved by using high flip angle (FA) on post-contrast images. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-one adults with known or suspected hepatic steatosis undergoing 3T clinical Gx-enhanced liver MRI were enrolled prospectively. MR spectroscopy (MRS), the reference standard, was performed before Gx to measure MRS-PDFF...
December 28, 2016: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026208/mri-of-small-hepatocellular-carcinoma-typical-features-are-less-frequent-below-a-size-cutoff-of-1-5-cm
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Moon Hyung Choi, Joon-Il Choi, Young Joon Lee, Michael Yong Park, Sung Eun Rha, Chandana Lall
OBJECTIVE: The purposes of this study were to analyze MRI features of small hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) on the basis of size and to evaluate the difference in frequency of typical radiologic hallmarks of HCC (arterial enhancement and washout) according to the tumor size. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Enrolled were 86 patients with 110 HCCs 3 cm or smaller who underwent surgical resection or transplantation. Two radiologists reviewed gadoxetic acid-enhanced MRI features for signal intensity of T2-weighted and T1-weighted imaging, diffusion restriction, presence of arterial enhancement, washout on portal and transitional phases, and signal intensity on the hepatobiliary phase...
December 27, 2016: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004887/green-synthesis-of-sub-10-nm-gadolinium-based-nanoparticles-for-sparkling-kidneys-tumor-and-angiogenesis-of-tumor-bearing-mice-in-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Bingbo Zhang, Weitao Yang, Jiani Yu, Weisheng Guo, Jun Wang, Shiyuan Liu, Yi Xiao, Donglu Shi
Gadolinium (Gd)-based nanoparticles are known for their high potential in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). However, further MRI applications of these nanoparticles are hampered by their relatively large sizes resulting in poor organ/tumor targeting. In this study, ultrafine sub-10 nm and biocompatible Gd-based nanoparticles are synthesized in a bioinspired, environmentally benign, and straightforward fashion. This novel green synthetic strategy is developed for growing dextran-coated Gd-based nanoparticles (GdNPs@Dex)...
December 22, 2016: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002117/quantitative-assessment-of-liver-function-using-gadoxetate-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-monitoring-transporter-mediated-processes-in-healthy-volunteers
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Leonidas Georgiou, Jeffrey Penny, Glynis Nicholls, Neil Woodhouse, François-Xavier Blé, Penny L Hubbard Cristinacce, Josephine H Naish
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to use noninvasive dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques to study, in vivo, the distribution and elimination of the hepatobiliary contrast agent gadoxetate in the human body and characterize the transport mechanisms involved in its uptake into hepatocytes and subsequent efflux into the bile using a novel tracer kinetic model in a group of healthy volunteers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten healthy volunteers (age range, 18-29 years), with no history of renal or hepatic impairment, were recruited via advertisement...
February 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986172/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-liver-metastasis
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Ali Devrim Karaosmanoglu, Mehmet Ruhi Onur, Mustafa Nasuh Ozmen, Deniz Akata, Musturay Karcaaltincaba
Liver magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is becoming the gold standard in liver metastasis detection and treatment response assessment. The most sensitive magnetic resonance sequences are diffusion-weighted images and hepatobiliary phase images after Gd-EOB-DTPA. Peripheral ring enhancement, diffusion restriction, and hypointensity on hepatobiliary phase images are hallmarks of liver metastases. In patients with normal ultrasonography, computed tomography (CT), and positron emission tomography (PET)-CT findings and high clinical suspicion of metastasis, MRI should be performed for diagnosis of unseen metastasis...
December 2016: Seminars in Ultrasound, CT, and MR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957635/gadoxetic-acid-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-characteristics-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-occurring-in-liver-transplants
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Mimi Kim, Tae Wook Kang, Woo Kyoung Jeong, Young Kon Kim, Seong Hyun Kim, Jong Man Kim, Dong Hyun Sinn, Min-Ji Kim, Sin-Ho Jung
OBJECTIVES: Characteristics of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) on magnetic resonance (MR) images were compared in patients who did or did not undergo liver transplantation (LT), and we evaluated the relationship of these findings with overall survival (OS) and time-to-tumour recurrence (TTR) after transplantation. METHODS: The enhancement pattern of gadoxetic acid-enhanced MR images of 25 patients with recurrent HCCs (LT group) and 25 surgically confirmed HCC patients in the non-transplanted (control) group were compared...
December 12, 2016: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943555/spio-enhanced-mri-is-useful-in-predicting-malignant-potential-of-vascular-transformation-of-hypointense-hypovascular-nodules-on-gd-eob-dtpa-enhanced-mri
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Yoshiaki Tanaka, Takahide Nakazawa, Tomoyoshi Inoue, Keiko Yamane, Kousuke Kubota, Haruki Uojima, Juichi Takada, Yusuke Okuwaki, Hisashi Hidaka, Akitaka Shibuya, Shigehiro Kokubu, Keiji Matsunaga, Wasaburo Koizumi
AIM: To examine whether superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO)-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used to assess the malignant potential of hepatic hypovascular nodules showing hypointensity during the hepatobiliary phase (HBP) on gadoxetic acid (Gd-EOB-DTPA)-enhanced MRI. METHODS: The study included 42 patients with chronic liver disease who had small hypovascular nodules (5-15 mm) showing hypointensity during the HBP on Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI. SPIO-enhanced T2-weighted MRI analyzed whether the signal intensity of each nodule was high...
December 11, 2016: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27937040/multiparametric-or-practical-quantitative-liver-mri-towards-millisecond-fat-fraction-kilopascal-and-function-era
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Emre Unal, Ilkay Sedakat Idilman, Muşturay Karçaaltıncaba
New advances in liver magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may enable diagnosis of unseen pathologies by conventional techniques. Normal T1 (550-620 ms for 1.5 T and 700-850 ms for 3 T), T2, T2* (>20 ms), T1rho (40-50 ms) mapping, proton density fat fraction (PDFF) (≤5%) and stiffness (2-3kPa) values can enable differentiation of a normal liver from chronic liver and diffuse diseases. Gd-EOB-DTPA can enable assessment of liver function by using postcontrast hepatobiliary phase or T1 reduction rate (normally above 60%)...
February 2017: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907063/evaluation-of-focal-liver-reaction-after-proton-beam-therapy-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-examined-using-gd-eob-dtpa-enhanced-hepatic-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Shigeyuki Takamatsu, Kazutaka Yamamoto, Yoshikazu Maeda, Mariko Kawamura, Satoshi Shibata, Yoshitaka Sato, Kazuki Terashima, Yasuhiro Shimizu, Yuji Tameshige, Makoto Sasaki, Satoko Asahi, Tamaki Kondou, Satoshi Kobayashi, Osamu Matsui, Toshifumi Gabata
BACKGROUND: Proton beam therapy (PBT) achieves good local control for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and toxicity tends to be lower than for photon radiotherapy. Focal liver parenchymal damage in radiotherapy is described as the focal liver reaction (FLR); the threshold doses (TDs) for FLR in the background liver have been analyzed in stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy and brachytherapy. To develop a safer approach for PBT, both TD and liver volume changes are considered clinically important in predicting the extent of damage before treatment, and subsequently in reducing background liver damage...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903759/intrahepatic-distant-recurrence-after-radiofrequency-ablation-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-precursor-nodules-on-pre-procedural-gadoxetic-acid-enhanced-liver-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Kyoung Doo Song, Hyunchul Rhim, Min Woo Lee, Young-Sun Kim, Tae Wook Kang
BACKGROUND: Intrahepatic distant recurrence (IDR) after radiofrequency (RF) ablation for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is associated with poor overall survival outcome. PURPOSE: To evaluate the incidence and findings on pre-procedural gadoxetic acid-enhanced liver magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of precursor nodules for IDR after RF ablation for HCC. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study was approved by our institutional review board. Among 343 patients treated with RF ablation for HCC between 2009 and 2011, 141 patients who underwent pre-procedural gadoxetic acid-enhanced liver MRI and experienced IDR were enrolled...
November 30, 2016: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862590/hepatic-gadoxetic-acid-uptake-as-a-measure-of-diffuse-liver-disease-where-are-we
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REVIEW
Ahmed Ba-Ssalamah, Nina Bastati, Andreas Wibmer, Romana Fragner, Jacqueline C Hodge, Michael Trauner, Christian J Herold, Mustafa R Bashir, Bernard E Van Beers
: MRI has emerged as the most comprehensive noninvasive diagnostic tool for focal liver lesions and diffuse hepatobiliary disorders. The introduction of hepatobiliary contrast agents, most notably gadoxetic acid (GA), has expanded the role of MRI, particularly in the functional imaging of chronic liver diseases, such as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). GA-enhanced MRI (GA-MRI) may help to distinguish between the two subgroups of NAFLD, simple steatosis and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842889/limitations-of-gd-eob-dtpa-enhanced-mri-can-clinical-parameters-predict-suboptimal-hepatobiliary-phase
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M Kobi, V Paroder, M Flusberg, A M Rozenblit, V Chernyak
AIM: To establish cut-off levels of the clinical parameters, which would predict suboptimal 30 minutes delayed hepatobiliary phase (HBP) with high specificity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included patients with chronic liver disease who underwent hepatocellular carcinoma screening with Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) between 1 January 2011 and 30 November 2014. For each case, HBP was graded as adequate or suboptimal, based on Liver Image Reporting and Data System (LI-RADS) criteria...
January 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842668/hepatobiliary-phase-images-using-gadolinium-ethoxybenzyl-diethylenetriamine-penta-acetic-acid-enhanced-mri-as-an-imaging-surrogate-for-the-albumin-bilirubin-grading-system
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Yasuo Takatsu, Satoshi Kobayashi, Tosiaki Miyati, Toshiki Shiozaki
OBJECTIVES: To clarify the correlation between hepatobiliary phase (HBP) images using gadolinium-ethoxybenzyl-diethylenetriamine penta-acetic acid (Gd-EOB-DTPA) and albumin-bilirubin (ALBI) grading system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We evaluated 220 consecutive patients who underwent liver magnetic resonance imaging with Gd-EOB-DTPA. Quantitative liver-spleen contrast ratio (Q-LSC) was calculated in HBP images approximately 20min after Gd-EOB-DTPA administration. To evaluate the degree of association between Q-LSC and ALBI grade, the Child-Pugh (C-P) score was used for comparison...
December 2016: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835984/qualitative-analysis-of-small-%C3%A2-2%C3%A2-cm-regenerative-nodules-dysplastic-nodules-and-well-differentiated-hccs-with-gadoxetic-acid-mri
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Michele Di Martino, Michele Anzidei, Fulvio Zaccagna, Luca Saba, Sandro Bosco, Massimo Rossi, Stefano Ginanni Corradini, Carlo Catalano
BACKGROUND: The characterization of small lesions in cirrhotic patients is extremely difficult due to the overlap of imaging features among different entities in the step-way of the hepatocarcinogenesis. The aim of our study was to evaluate the role of gadoxetic-acid MRI in the differentiation of small (≤2 cm) well-differentiated hepatocellular carcinomas from regenerative and dysplastic nodules. METHODS: Seventy-three cirrhotic patients, with 118 focal liver lesions (≤2 cm) were prospectively recruited...
November 11, 2016: BMC Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815722/disappearing-or-residual-tiny-%C3%A2-5%C3%A2-mm-colorectal-liver-metastases-after-chemotherapy-on-gadoxetic-acid-enhanced-liver-mri-and-diffusion-weighted-imaging-is-local-treatment-required
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Seung Soo Kim, Kyoung Doo Song, Young Kon Kim, Hee Cheol Kim, Jung Wook Huh, Young Suk Park, Joon Oh Park, Seung Tae Kim
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical course of disappearing colorectal liver metastases (DLM) or residual tiny (≤5 mm) colorectal liver metastases (RTCLM) on gadoxetic acid-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) in patients who had colorectal liver metastases (CLM) and received chemotherapy. METHODS: Among 137 patients who received chemotherapy for CLM and underwent gadoxetic acid-enhanced MRI and DWI between 2010 and 2012, 43 patients with 168 DLMs and 48 RTCLMs were included...
November 4, 2016: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801693/change-in-liver-imaging-reporting-and-data-system-characterization-of-focal-liver-lesions-using-gadoxetate-disodium-magnetic-resonance-imaging-compared-with-contrast-enhanced-computed-tomography
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Thomas A Hope, Rizwan Aslam, Stefanie Weinstein, Benjamin M Yeh, Carlos U Corvera, Alex Monto, Judy Yee
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine whether gadoxetate-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) improves lesion characterization in patients at risk for hepatocellular carcinoma compared with computed tomography (CT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-nine patients with indeterminate lesions found at contrast-enhanced CT were prospectively enrolled and imaged using gadoxetate-enhanced hepatobiliary phase (HBP) MRI within 30 days of their initial CT. Three readers graded each lesion at CT and MRI using the Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (LI-RADS) v2014 major criteria and HBP characterization as an ancillary feature...
October 31, 2016: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
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