Assessment of Hepatic Function with Gd-EOB-DTPA-Enhanced Hepatic MRIBae K.E. · Kim S.Y. · Lee S.S. · Kim K.W. · Won H.J. · Shin Y.M. · Kim P.N. · Lee M.-G.
Department of Radiology and Research Institute of Radiology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
Assessment of hepatic function is essential in determining the prognosis and clinical management of a patient who has chronic liver disease or undergoes liver surgery. For a patient with locally varying hepatic parenchymal abnormalities, a regional assessment of hepatic function mapped onto hepatic anatomy is clinically more meaningful than conventional global metrics of hepatic function. Of late, hepatic magnetic resonance imaging has been increasingly used because of its superb tissue contrast and delineation of hepatic morphology and underlying abnormalities. The introduction of hepatocyte-specific contrast agents such as Gd-EOB-DTPA allows us to view not only the hepatic anatomy but also assess regional hepatic function. In this article, we review and discuss recently published studies that used Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging to evaluate hepatic function.
© 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel
So Yeon Kim, MD
Department of Radiology and Research Institute of Radiology
University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center
88, Olympic-ro 43-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul 138-736 (Korea)
Published online: December 13, 2012
Number of Print Pages : 6
Number of Figures : 2, Number of Tables : 1, Number of References : 44
Digestive Diseases (Clinical Reviews)
Vol. 30, No. 6, Year 2012 (Cover Date: December 2012)
Journal Editor: Malfertheiner P. (Magdeburg)
ISSN: 0257-2753 (Print), eISSN: 1421-9875 (Online)
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