Confluent hepatic fibrosis in cirrhosis: ferumoxides-enhanced MR imaging findings

Citation
M. Matsuo et al., Confluent hepatic fibrosis in cirrhosis: ferumoxides-enhanced MR imaging findings, ABDOM IMAG, 26(2), 2001, pp. 146-148
Citations number
9
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Radiology ,Nuclear Medicine & Imaging
Journal title
ABDOMINAL IMAGING
ISSN journal
0942-8925 → ACNP
Volume
26
Issue
2
Year of publication
2001
Pages
146 - 148
Database
ISI
SICI code
0942-8925(200103/04)26:2<146:CHFICF>2.0.ZU;2-8
Abstract
We describe ferumoxides-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging findings in a 6 0-year-old man with confluent hepatic fibrosis in advanced cirrhosis. The e xtension and internal structure of confluent fibrosis were well demonstrate d with ferumoxides-enhanced proton-density spin-echo magnetic resonance ima ges, showing a wedge-shaped area of high signal intensity corresponding to the extension of fibrosis and internal focal areas of low signal intensity, presumably corresponding to residual functioning liver parenchyma. This ca se suggests a potential utility of ferumoxides-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging for characterizing this tumor-mimicking disorder.