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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||22|
|Journal||Magnetic resonance imaging clinics of North America|
|State||Published - Nov 20 2001|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging