MR Imaging of Diffuse Liver Disease.
The liver performs many vital functions for the human body. It stores essential vitamins and minerals, such as iron and vitamins A, D, K, and B12. It synthesizes proteins, such as blood clotting factors, albumin, and glycogen, as well as cholesterol, carbohydrates, and triglycerides. Additionally, it acts as a detoxifier, metabolizing and helping to clear alcohol, drugs, and ammonia. Typical MR imaging protocols for liver imaging include T2-weighted, chemical shift imaging, and precontrast and postcontrast T1-weighted sequences. This article discussed MR imaging of diffuse liver diseases and their typical imaging findings.
Marks, RM; Fowler, KJ; Bashir, MR
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