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Title: MR imaging evaluation of liver enhancement by Gd-EOB-DTPA in selective and total bile duct obstruction in rats: correlation with serologic, microcholangiographic, and histologic findings
Authors: Ni, Yicheng ×
Marchal, Guy
Lukito, G
Yu, Jie
Mühler, A
Baert, A L #
Issue Date: Mar-1994
Series Title: Radiology vol:190 issue:3 pages:753-8
Abstract: PURPOSE: To investigate the behavior and potential application of the hepatobiliary magnetic resonance (MR) imaging contrast agent gadolinium-ethoxybenzyl (EOB)-diethylene-triamine-pentaacetic acid (DTPA) in cholestasis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Rat models of selective biliary obstruction (SBO) (n = 20) and total biliary obstruction (TBO) (n = 14) were used. Serial Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MR images were obtained, and the findings were correlated with serologic, microcholangiographic, and histologic findings. RESULTS: In SBO rats, statistically significantly prolonged enhancement of ligated lobes occurred during the acute phase (P < .01) but was absent during the chronic phase owing to bile collateral vessels. In TBO rats, statistically significantly lower liver enhancement (P < .01) was observed as long as the obstruction persisted, until collateral bile ducts developed. CONCLUSION: The distinction between obstructed and unobstructed liver on Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MR images suggests a novel application for visualizing cholestasis.
ISSN: 0033-8419
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Radiology
Theragnostic Laboratory (+)
× corresponding author
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