Staging hepatic fibrosis: comparison of gadoxetate disodium-enhanced and diffusion-weighted MR imaging--preliminary observations.

@article{Watanabe2011StagingHF,
  title={Staging hepatic fibrosis: comparison of gadoxetate disodium-enhanced and diffusion-weighted MR imaging--preliminary observations.},
  author={Haruo Watanabe and Masayuki Kanematsu and Satoshi Goshima and Hiroshi Kondo and Minoru Onozuka and Noriyuki Moriyama and Kyongtae T. Bae},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={259 1},
  pages={142-50}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the utility of hepatocyte-phase gadoxetate disodium-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in staging hepatic fibrosis and to compare it with diffusion-weighted imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS This retrospective study had institutional review board approval, and the requirement for informed consent was waived. Gadoxetate disodium-enhanced and diffusion-weighted MR images obtained in 114 consecutive patients (70 men, 44 women; age range, 37-91 years) were evaluated. Liver… CONTINUE READING
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