Diagnosis of liver metastases from colorectal adenocarcinoma. Comparison of spiral-CTAP combined with intravenous contrast-enhanced spiral-CT and SPIO-enhanced MR combined with plain MR imaging.


PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine whether MR with and without SPIO (AMI-25) could replace spiral-CTAP in the staging of colorectal adenocarcinoma. MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty-five patients were studied prospectively by means of i.v. contrast-enhanced spiral-CT, spiral-CTAP, and MR of the liver. MR imaging was performed before and after… (More)


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