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MR imaging of the liver: techniques and clinical applications.

Authors
  • Ito, K
  • Mitchell, D G
  • Matsunaga, N
Type
Published Article
Journal
European Journal of Radiology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Oct 01, 1999
Volume
32
Issue
1
Pages
2–14
Identifiers
PMID: 10580318
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

With a recent advance of fast MR imaging techniques including fast gradient-echo (GRE), fast spin-echo (FSE), single shot FSE (SSFSE) and echo-planar imaging (EPI), and availability of a phased-array torso coil, there can be many possible pulse sequences for liver MR imaging. In clinical practice, optimization of pulse sequences is important for improving diagnostic performance of liver diseases. In this article, we review the current status of liver MR imaging, focusing on the description of standard pulse sequences, and the utility of fast scanning technique and contrast-enhancement studies.

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