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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the sensitivity of MR imaging in the diagnosis of liver hemochromatosis and its ability to quantify hepatic iron concentration (HIC). SUBJECTS AND METHODS MR images were prospectively obtained in 58 patients suspected to have hemochromatosis. We used a scanner with a 0.5-T magnet and two sequences:(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy of percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage in the treatment of biliary leaks. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixteen patients with a biliary leak involving either the common bile duct (n = 12), the biliary confluence (n = 2), or a hepaticojejunal anastomosis (n = 2) were treated by means of percutaneous transhepatic biliary(More)
BACKGROUND Sorafenib increases median survival and time to radiological progression in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma, but its benefit for Child-Pugh B patients remains uncertain. AIM To evaluate the safety and efficacy of sorafenib in real-life clinical practice conditions and to assess the influence of Child-Pugh class B on safety and(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability of MR cholangiography to reveal the characteristics of biliary abnormalities found in primary sclerosing cholangitis. CONCLUSION Our results suggest that MR cholangiography could be useful in the diagnosis of primary sclerosing cholangitis. Slightly dilated peripheral bile ducts unconnected(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to assess the efficacy of transcatheter arterial chemoembolization in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma using two different infusion schedules. MATERIALS AND METHODS Chemoembolization with lipiodol-mediated injection of doxorubicin was performed in 160 patients. In the first group of 80 patients, conventional(More)
Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) has received much attention in the recent literature as a noninvasive alternative to endoscopic retrograde cholangiography, primarily for biliary calculus disease, but also for the less common indication of evaluation of biliary anomalies. We present a case of Caroli's disease in which the diagnosis can be(More)
A low cost, well tolerated, and effective gastrointestinal contrast agent is needed for abdominal MRI. The authors tested, in vitro and in routine practice, a mixture of 192 g of barium sulfate (Micropaque HD oral, Guerbet, France) diluted in 500 ml of gastric antacid (Maalox, Rohrer, Fort Washington, PA). Its T1 and T2 relaxation times were 324 and 14(More)
OBJECTIVE This study describes the MR imaging features of congenital hepatic fibrosis in four children who were examined with MR cholangiopancreatography. CONCLUSION MR cholangiopancreatography effectively reveals biliary cysts, dilatation of intrahepatic bile ducts, and polycystic kidney disease, findings often associated with congenital hepatic(More)