Techniques for liver MR imaging

M. M. Morrin, N. M. Rofsky

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This article reviews the currently available MR imaging techniques that can be used to perform MR imaging of the liver. Breath-hold T1-weighted GRE sequences, STIR, and half-Fourier single-shot TSE comprise the basic liver examination, depending on MR scanner constraints. Heavily T2-weighted images are useful for characterization of benign lesions such as cysts and hemangiomas, while timed contrast-enhanced 3D spoiled GRE images are important for lesion characterization and possibly improved detection of small lesions not seen on unenhanced images.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)675-696
Number of pages22
JournalMagnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


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