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Chansik An, Hyungjin Rhee, Kyunghwa Han, Jin-Young Choi, Young-Nyun Park, Mi-Suk Park, Myeong-Jin Kim, Sumi Park
OBJECTIVES: To examine the added value of considering smooth hypointense rim in the hepatobiliary phase (HBP) of gadoxetic acid-enhanced MRI as capsule appearance for diagnosing tumour capsules and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: A total of 377 hepatic lesions (330 HCCs, 35 non-HCC malignancies and 12 benign) were included from 345 patients who underwent resection after MRI between January 2008 and December 2011. Two radiologists assessed the presence or absence of conventional capsule appearance and smooth hypointense rim in the HBP, and categorized each hepatic lesion according to the Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System...
October 21, 2016: European Radiology
Hwi Young Jang, Joon-Il Choi, Young Joon Lee, Michael Yong Park, Dong Myung Yeo, Sung Eun Rha, Eun Sun Jung, Young Kyoung You, Dong Goo Kim, Jae Young Byun
PURPOSE: This study aimed to evaluate the accuracy of gadoxetic acid-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (Gd-EOB-MRI) in predicting eligibility for liver transplantation in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) based on Milan criteria (MC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed Gd-EOB-MRI of 44 patients who underwent liver transplantation for HCC with cirrhosis for the presence/size of HCCs, vascular invasion, and transplant eligibility based on MC. Hepatocellular carcinoma was diagnosed based on conventional radiological hallmarks (arterial enhancement and washout) or the modified criteria...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Gavin Low, Harini Dharmana, Samantha Saravana-Bawan, Safwat Girgis
History An asymptomatic 33-year-old woman was referred to the Hepatology Department in 2013 for work-up of indeterminate multifocal liver masses. These lesions were discovered incidentally at multiphase contrast material-enhanced multidetector computed tomography (CT) performed in 2004 to investigate right lower quadrant pain. Imaging surveillance at sporadic intervals revealed slow progressive growth of the lesions over time; however, the number of lesions remained constant. There was no history of cancer, nor were there predisposing factors for chronic liver disease or cirrhosis...
November 2016: Radiology
Norihide Yoneda, Osamu Matsui, Azusa Kitao, Kazuto Kozaka, Satoshi Kobayashi, Motoko Sasaki, Kotaro Yoshida, Dai Inoue, Tetsuya Minami, Toshifumi Gabata
Gadoxetic acid is a contrast agent for magnetic resonance (MR) imaging with hepatocyte-specific properties and is becoming increasingly important in detection and characterization of hepatocellular carcinoma and benign hepatocellular nodules, including focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH), nodular regenerative hyperplasia (NRH), hepatocellular adenoma (HCA), and dysplastic nodule. In these hepatocellular nodules, a positive correlation between the grade of membranous uptake transporter organic anion-transporting polypeptide (OATP) 1B3 expression and signal intensity in the hepatobiliary (HB) phase has been verified...
October 14, 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
Mansi R Shah, Milana Flusberg, Viktoriya Paroder, Alla M Rozenblit, Victoria Chernyak
PURPOSE: The purpose was to compare hepatic arterial phase (HAP) respiratory motion artifact (RMA) between gadoxetate, gadobutrol, gadopentetate, and gadobenate. MATERIALS/METHODS: Two hundred cases of each gadolinium agent were included. RMA was assigned using 5-point Likert scale (1=no motion, 5=extreme motion) on precontrast and HAP. RMA increase (increase ≥1 on HAP from precontrast) was the outcome in logistic regression. RESULTS: Odds of RMA increase for gadoxetate were 5...
September 13, 2016: Clinical Imaging
Jeong Hee Yoon, Jeong Min Lee, Eunju Kim, Tomoyuki Okuaki, Joon Koo Han
Purpose To determine whether B1 inhomogeneity-corrected volumetric T1 maps of gadoxetic acid-enhanced liver magnetic resonance (MR) imaging are able to demonstrate global liver function and functional heterogeneity in patients with cirrhosis and to investigate their relationship with the development of hepatic insufficiency and decompensation. Materials and Methods This institutional review board-approved retrospective study with waiver of informed consent included 234 consecutive patients who underwent gadoxetic acid-enhanced liver MR imaging, including B1 inhomogeneity-corrected volumetric T1 mapping...
October 3, 2016: Radiology
Paul M Manning, Gavin Hamilton, Kang Wang, Chulhyun Park, Jonathan C Hooker, Tanya Wolfson, Anthony Gamst, William M Haufe, Alex N Schlein, Michael S Middleton, Claude B Sirlin
PURPOSE: To compare agreement between region-of-interest (ROI)- and parametric map-based methods of hepatic proton density fat fraction (PDFF) estimation in adults with known or suspected hepatic steatosis secondary to chronic liver disease over a range of imaging and analysis conditions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this IRB approved HIPAA compliant prospective single-site study, 31 adults with chronic liver disease undergoing clinical gadoxetic acid-enhanced liver magnetic resonance imaging at 3 T were recruited...
September 29, 2016: Abdominal Radiology
Sun Young Yim, Beom Jin Park, Soon Ho Um, Na Yeon Han, Deuk Jae Sung, Sung Bum Cho, Seung Hwa Lee, Min Ju Kim, Jin Yong Jung, Jin Dong Kim, Yeon Seok Seo, Dong Sik Kim, Hyonggin An, Yun Hwan Kim
To compare the diagnostic performance of gadoxetic acid-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with that of computed tomography (CT) during hepatic arteriography and arterial portography (CT HA/AP) for detecting hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) from small hypervascular nodules.This retrospective study included 38 patients with 131 hypervascular nodules (≤2 cm) who had underwent MRI and CT HA/AP within a 2-week interval. Two observers analyzed MRI while other 2 observers analyzed CT HA/AP. Thereafter, MRI observers reviewed the CT HA/AP and magnetic resonance (MR) images again using both modalities...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Thomas D Vreugdenburg, Ning Ma, Joanna K Duncan, Dagmara Riitano, Alun L Cameron, Guy J Maddern
PURPOSE: This systematic review evaluated the diagnostic accuracy and impact on patient management of hepatocyte-specific gadoxetic acid enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (GA-MRI) compared to contrast enhanced computed tomography (CE-CT) in patients with liver metastases. METHOD: Four biomedical databases (PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, York CRD) were searched from January 1991 to February 2016. Studies investigating the accuracy or management impact of GA-MRI compared to CE-CT in patients with known or suspected liver metastases were included...
November 2016: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Rama S Ayyala, Sudha A Anupindi, Michael J Callahan
Magnetic resonance imaging is commonly used to evaluate for hepatic and biliary pathology in the pediatric population. Recently, there has been increased use of hepatocyte-specific contrast agents (HSCAs), such as Gadoxetate disodium in children. Traditionally, HSCAs have been used to characterize focal liver lesions. However, these agents can also be used to problem solve specific hepatic or biliary diagnostic dilemmas. The purpose of this manuscript is to review the practical uses of HSCA in children with both hepatic and biliary indications, and review the corresponding imaging findings...
September 28, 2016: Abdominal Radiology
In Young Choi, Seung Soo Lee, Yu Sub Sung, Hyunhee Cheong, Hoyoung Lee, Jae Ho Byun, So Yeon Kim, So Jung Lee, Yong Moon Shin, Moon-Gyu Lee
PURPOSE: To evaluate the value of intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) parameters for characterizing focal hepatic lesions, and to assess the correlation between IVIM parameters and arterial nodule enhancement. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 161 lesions (91 hepatocellular carcinomas [HCCs], 27 intrahepatic cholangiocarcinomas [IHCCs], 20 hemangiomas, 9 combined hepatocellular-cholangiocarcinomas, 9 metastases, and 5 other tumors) in 161 patients (105 men and 56 women; mean age, 56...
September 24, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
A Furlan, O N Close, A A Borhani, Y H Wu, M T Heller
AIM: To perform an intra-individual comparison of the frequency of respiratory-motion artefacts on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in cirrhotic patients following injection of gadoxetate disodium and gadobenate dimeglumine. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety-five cirrhotic patients (61 men and 34 women, mean age 58 years) underwent liver MRI with intravenous administration of gadoxetate disodium and gadobenate dimeglumine at different times (interval between studies, 189±83 days)...
September 12, 2016: Clinical Radiology
Chase Constant, Silke Hecht, Linden E Craig, Cassie N Lux, Claire M Cannon, Gordon A Conklin
Hepatocellular carcinoma is the most common primary hepatic tumor in dogs and is amenable to surgical resection in many cases. Unfortunately, overlap of sonographic findings between benign and malignant hepatic lesions typically requires more invasive diagnostic tests to be performed (e.g., biopsy for histopathology). The availability of a noninvasive diagnostic test to identify hepatocellular carcinoma would be beneficial. The use of a liver-specific magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent such as gadoxetate disodium (Gd-EOB-DTPA; Eovist® or Primovist®) has improved lesion detection in human patients...
September 15, 2016: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
Govind B Chavhan, Susan Shelmerdine, Kartik Jhaveri, Paul S Babyn
Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is increasingly being used for comprehensive evaluation of liver diseases in children because of the lack of radiation and better lesion detection and characterization. Liver examination involves routine sequences such as T2-weighted, balanced steady-state free precession, and in-phase and out-of-phase sequences. Dynamic imaging is an essential component of liver examination to characterize focal lesions and involves capturing snapshots of the passage of contrast material in the arterial, portal venous, equilibrium, and sometimes hepatobiliary phases, generally by using T1-weighted three-dimensional gradient-echo sequences...
September 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
Honsoul Kim, Song-Ee Baek, Jieun Mo On, Yun Ho Roh, Narae Lee, Arthur Cho
PURPOSE: Imaging features of sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (SOS), an increasingly common drawback of chemotherapy, were evaluated via 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography computed tomography (PET/CT). EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: This retrospective study was approved by our Institutional Review Board, with a waiver of informed consent. FDG PET/CT studies of 35 patients (male, 24; female, 11; median age, 53.2 years) obtained between January, 2005 and December, 2012 were analyzed before and after systemic chemotherapy...
September 1, 2016: Oncotarget
Li Yang, Ying Ding, Shengxiang Rao, Caizhong Chen, Lifang Wu, Ruofan Sheng, Caixia Fu, Mengsu Zeng
PURPOSE: To assess the accuracy of the T1 relaxation time index on gadoxetic acid-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for staging liver fibrosis in chronic hepatitis B (CHB), in comparison and combination with the aspartate aminotransferase-to-platelet ratio index (APRI) and fibrosis-4 (FIB-4). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study of gadoxetic acid-enhanced T1 mapping and serum biochemical tests was performed on 126 CHB patients who underwent gadoxetic acid-enhanced 1...
August 26, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
Céline Giraudeau, Benjamin Leporq, Sabrina Doblas, Matthieu Lagadec, Catherine M Pastor, Jean-Luc Daire, Bernard E Van Beers
OBJECTIVES: Changes in the expression of hepatocyte membrane transporters in advanced fibrosis decrease the hepatic transport function of organic anions. The aim of our study was to assess if these changes can be evaluated with pharmacokinetic analysis of the hepatobiliary transport of the MR contrast agent gadoxetate. METHODS: Dynamic gadoxetate-enhanced MRI was performed in 17 rats with advanced fibrosis and 8 normal rats. After deconvolution, hepatocyte three-compartmental analysis was performed to calculate the hepatocyte influx, biliary efflux and sinusoidal backflux rates...
August 23, 2016: European Radiology
Hironao Okubo, Tsuneo Kitamura, Hitoshi Ando, Hiroo Fukada, Yuki Igusa, Shigehiro Kokubu, Akihisa Miyazaki, Akio Fujimura, Shuichiro Shiina, Sumio Watanabe
Simeprevir is a substrate for organic anion-transporting polypeptides (OATPs) that transport bilirubin. Hyperbilirubinemia is an adverse event reported during treatment of chronic hepatitis C patients with simeprevir plus pegylated interferon and ribavirin. Because gadoxetic acid is also a substrate of OATPs, pretreatment gadoxetic acid-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may predict hyperbilirubinemia during treatment. This prospective study therefore evaluated 11 consecutive patients with chronic hepatitis C who underwent gadoxetic acid-enhanced MRI prior to treatment with simeprevir plus pegylated interferon and ribavirin for 12 weeks, followed by pegylated interferon and ribavirin for an additional 12 weeks...
August 17, 2016: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Taylor R McClellan, Utaroh Motosugi, Michael S Middleton, Brian C Allen, Tracy A Jaffe, Chad M Miller, Scott B Reeder, Claude B Sirlin, Mustafa R Bashir
Purpose To determine, in a multicenter double-blinded placebo-controlled trial, whether maximal hepatic arterial phase breath-holding duration is affected by gadoxetate disodium administration. Materials and Methods Institutional review board approval was obtained for this prospective multi-institutional HIPAA-compliant study; written informed consent was obtained from all subjects. At three sites, a total of 44 volunteers underwent a magnetic resonance (MR) imaging examination in which images were acquired before and dynamically after bolus injection of gadoxetate disodium, normal saline, and gadoterate meglumine, administered in random order in a single session...
August 10, 2016: Radiology
James Geller, Mureo Kasahara, Mercedes Martinez, Annarosa Soresina, Fran Kashanian, Jan Endrikat
PURPOSE: To assess the safety and efficacy of gadoxetate disodium-enhanced liver MR imaging in pediatric patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective, multicenter study including pediatric patients aged >2 months to <18 years who underwent contrast-enhanced liver MRI due to focal liver lesions. A single intravenous bolus injection of 0.025 to 0.05 mmol/kg body weight of gadoxetate disodium was administered. Adverse events (AEs) up to 24 hours after injection were recorded and a one-year follow-up was conducted for all serious and unexpected AEs...
2016: Magnetic Resonance Insights
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