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Abstract #2167

Diagnosis of Liver Hemangioma: Novel Application of Gd-EOB-DTPA-Enhanced MRI in conjunction with Flow-Sensitive Black Blood Technique

Jun Isogai 1 , Takashi Yamada 2 , Hideo Hatakeyama 2 , Tomoko Miyata 3 , Kenji Yodo 3 , Mitsue Miyazaki 4 , and Jun Kaneko 2

1 Asahi General Hospital, Asahi, Chiba, Japan, 2 Hasuda Hospital, Saitama, Japan, 3 Toshiba Medical Systems Corp., Saitama, Japan, 4 Toshiba Medical Research Institute USA, Inc., IL, United States

Gadlinium ethoxybenzyl diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid (Gd-EOB-DTPA) is an alternative hepatobiliary contrast agent that allows combination of dynamic imaging and hepatocyte-specific imaging in a single examination. Several reports have shown that liver tumors can be reliably detected at a high rate using hepatobiliary contrast agents. However, liver hemangiomas are often difficult to distinguish from malignant tumors such as liver metastases and hepatocellular carcinoma. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the usefulness of FSBB technique with Gd-EOB-DTPA in the diagnosis of liver hemangioma.

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