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Magnetization transfer imaging of the abdomen at 0.1 T: detection of hepatic neoplasms.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8423724     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Magnetization transfer (MT) techniques have been proposed as a method of increasing contrast in MR images. To evaluate the feasibility of MT imaging of the abdomen at 0.1 T and to assess the clinical utility of this technique, the authors studied tissue contrast with a gradient-echo pulse sequence and an MT sequence in four normal volunteers, and in 17 patients with known primary or secondary neoplasms of the liver. The MT technique increased contrast between the liver and other tissues such as spleen, skeletal muscle and subcutaneous fat. The technique also produced increased contrast between hepatic tumors and normal liver parenchyma in gradient-echo images.
C E Kahn; S D Perera; R E Sepponen; J I Tanttu; E K Tierala; M J Lipton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Magnetic resonance imaging     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0730-725X     ISO Abbreviation:  Magn Reson Imaging     Publication Date:  1993  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-02-25     Completed Date:  1993-02-25     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214883     Medline TA:  Magn Reson Imaging     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  67-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, University of Chicago, IL 60637.
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MeSH Terms
Abdomen / pathology*
Feasibility Studies
Image Enhancement / instrumentation,  methods*
Liver / pathology
Liver Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  secondary
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / instrumentation,  methods*
Time Factors

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