Biliary MR imaging with Gd-EOB-DTPA and its clinical applications.

  title={Biliary MR imaging with Gd-EOB-DTPA and its clinical applications.},
  author={Nam Kyung Lee and Suk Yung Kim and Jun Woo Lee and Suk Hong Lee and Dae Hwan Kang and Gwang Ha Kim and Hyung Il Seo},
  journal={Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc},
  volume={29 6},
The hepatocyte-specific contrast agent gadolinium ethoxybenzyl diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid (Gd-EOB-DTPA) was developed to improve the detection and characterization of focal liver lesions at magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. Approximately 50% of the injected dose is taken up into the functional hepatocyte and is excreted via the biliary system. Because of this property, Gd-EOB-DTPA has the potential to be a biliary contrast agent. When combined with T2-weighted MR cholangiography, Gd-EOB… CONTINUE READING
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