Eisenoxydkontrastmittel verbessern die kernspintomographische Darstellung des portalvenosen Systems - Eine tierexperimentelle Untersuchung

Translated title of the contribution: Iron oxide contrast media improve MR-imaging of the portal venous system - An experimental study

J. C. Böck, Friedrich D Knollmann, S. Teltenkötter, W. Wlodarczyk, A. Mühler, Th J. Vogl, R. Felix

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Abstract

Purpose: The aim was to demonstrate that intravenous superparamagnetic iron oxide contrast agents improve the delineation of the portal venous system. Material and methods: The portal venous system of 8 minipigs was demonstrated by a FLASH 2-D MRA-sequence. Scans were acquired before and after intravenous administration of 10 and 20 μmol/kg of a superparamagnetic iron oxide contrast agent (SHU 555 A). Signal intensities were measured in the portal vein and hepatic parenchym and contrast-to-noise ratios were calculated. Results: Following a cumulative dose of 10 μmol iron oxide, hepatic parenchymal signal intensity decreased to 67 ± 6%, following 20 μmol to 29 ± 4%, and following 40 μmol to 13 ± 2% of control (p < 0.0001). These effects improved the contrast-to-noise ratio of the portal vein (469 ± 114%, 858 ± 243%, and 957 ± 272% of control in the left portal vein main branch, p = 0.02). Conclusion: A decrease in hepatic parenchymal signal due to a magnetic susceptibility effect accounts for an improvement of portal venous conspicuity following intravenous administration of iron oxide contrast medium.

Translated title of the contributionIron oxide contrast media improve MR-imaging of the portal venous system - An experimental study
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)153-158
Number of pages6
JournalRoFo Fortschritte auf dem Gebiete der Rontgenstrahlen und der Neuen Bildgebenden Verfahren
Volume166
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1997
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • contrast agents
  • hepatic disease
  • magnetic resonance angiography
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • portal vein

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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