Perfusion enhancement of anterior pituitary gland with MRI: a functional study

  • H. M. Liu
  • Y. W. Li
  • Ch. T. Su
Conference paper


In assessing the dynamic enhancement curves of the anterior pituitary gland with T1-weighted MRI in normal and pathological conditions such as idiopathic pituitary dwarfism, anterior lobe adjacent to microadenomas, haemosiderosis, post-irradiation, and empty sella, we found that different types of lesion had different dynamic enhancement curves, and this possibly represented their different blood perfusion condition and also their functional state.

Key words

Pituitary Dynamic enhancement Magnetic resonance imaging 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. M. Liu
    • 1
  • Y. W. Li
    • 1
  • Ch. T. Su
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medical ImagingNational Taiwan University HospitalTaipeiTaiwan

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