Magnetic resonance contrast agents for liver imaging.

Journal Article (Review)

Intravenous contrast agents are important in the performance of liver magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. These agents differ in their physical properties. These differences can be exploited to optimize imaging protocols based on indications for examination. Institutional protocols should be designed to take advantage of the variety of available contrast agent types. Important contrast agent properties including relaxivity and biodistribution are discussed in this article. Practitioners administering contrast agents for MR imaging should be familiar with potential safety issues and establish rational safety guidelines based on available data. Precautions in at-risk populations are discussed, and sample institutional guidelines are provided.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bashir, MR

Published Date

  • August 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 283 - 293

PubMed ID

  • 25086930

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-9786

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1064-9689

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.mric.2014.04.002

Language

  • eng