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The Usefulness of the 3-D T1-Weighted Gd-EOB-DTPA MRCP for the Demonstration of a Common Bile Duct: Focus on Normal Patients

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This study examined the efficacy and usefulness of magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) images obtained using a contrast-enhanced THRIVE three-dimensional (3-D) technique. In 30 normal individuals, MRCP were obtained on a 1.5T MR scanner using the Turbo spin echo 3-D and contrast-enhanced THRIVE 3-D techniques. The signal-to-noise ratio and control-to-noise ratio of the images obtained by the contrast-enhanced THRIVE 3-D technique were higher than those obtained by the Turbo spin echo 3-D technique. Similarly, the images obtained using the THRIVE 3-D technique showed superior uniformity. Qualitative analysis revealed comparable delineation of the common bile duct on the images obtained using the Turbo spin echo 3-D technique and contrast-enhanced THRIVE 3-D technique. Nevertheless, the image artifacts and uniformity of the images obtained by the contrast-enhanced THRIVE 3-D technique were superior. In conclusion, contrast agents of the Gd-EOB-DTPA family can produce better quality images than previous contrast-enhanced T2-weighted MRCP images.

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Goo, EH., Cho, JH., Park, CS. et al. The Usefulness of the 3-D T1-Weighted Gd-EOB-DTPA MRCP for the Demonstration of a Common Bile Duct: Focus on Normal Patients. Appl Magn Reson 43, 353–361 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00723-012-0374-1

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Keywords

  • Common Bile Duct
  • Image Artifact
  • Turbo Spin
  • Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography
  • Hepatocellular Adenoma