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MRI-based estimation of liver function: Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced T1 relaxometry of 3T vs. the MELD score

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Haimerl, Michael ; Verloh, Niklas ; Fellner, Claudia ; Zeman, Florian ; Teufel, Andreas ; Fichtner-Feigl, Stefan ; Schreyer, Andreas G. ; Stroszczynski, Christian ; Wiggermann, Phillipp
Date of publication of this fulltext: 30 Jul 2014 05:35


Gd-EOB-DTPA is a hepatocyte-specific MRI contrast agent. Due to its hepatocyte-specific uptake and paramagnetic properties, functioning areas of the liver exhibit shortening of the T1 relaxation time. We report the potential use of T1 relaxometry of the liver with Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for estimating the liver function as expressed by the MELD score. 3 T MRI ...


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