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Hepatobiliary Contrast AgentsInfoSheet: - Contrast Agents - 
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The characteristics of a hepatobiliary contrast agent are specific liver uptake and excretion via the biliary system. The paramagnetic substance (e.g. manganese, gadolinium) is taken up by normal hepatocytes. Diseased liver tissue did not include hepatocytes or their function is disturbed. Therefore, the signal of healthy liver tissue increases on T1 weighted sequences, but not in the liver lesions.
Another type of liver imaging contrast agent is superparamagnetic iron oxide. These particles accumulate in the reticuloendothelial system (RES) of the liver, and darken the healthy liver tissue in T2 weighted images. RES cells (including Kupffer cells) are existing in healthy liver tissue, in altered tissue with reduced RES activity or without RES cells the contrast agent concentration is also low or not existing, which improves the liver to lesion contrast.
Benefits of hepatobiliary contrast agents:
Liver lesions (e.g., tumor, metastases, haemangioma etc.) are better detectable and to characterize.
These contrast agents are useful to analyze and evaluate the liver function (in cases of diffuse liver diseases e.g., cirrhosis).
Imaging of the gallbladder and biliary system is improved.
Differences of a hepatobiliary contrast agent compared with a targeted contrast agent for Kupffer cells:
The higher number of hepatocytes than Kupffer cells improves the uptake effectiveness of the contrast agent.
Hepatobiliary contrast agents enable a better opacification of the biliary ducts and the gallbladder caused by the biliary excretion.
Hepatobiliary contrast media are fast excreted agents. RES targeted contrast agents remain longer in the body, a fact that can increase possible side effects.
See also Superparamagnetic Contrast Agents, Hepatobiliary Chelates, Liver Imaging, Endorem™, Primovist™, and Classifications, Characteristics, etc.

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Contrast MRI Best at Finding Liver Trouble - But Timing Matters
Sunday, 6 March 2011   by www.searchmedica.com    
MR contrast agents: Applications in hepatobiliary imaging
Thursday, 11 November 2010   by www.appliedradiology.com    
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Iron overload: accuracy of in-phase and out-of-phase MRI as a quick method to evaluate liver iron load in haematological malignancies and chronic liver disease
Friday, 1 June 2012   by www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov    
EMA's final opinion confirms restrictions on use of linear gadolinium agents in body scans
Friday, 21 July 2017   by www.ema.europa.eu    
MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING OF FOCAL LIVER LESIONS(.pdf)
2002
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FerrioxamineInfoSheet: - Contrast Agents - 
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Ferrioxamines are potential iron oxide-based intravascular contrast agents. Ferrioxamine methanesulfonate, ferrioxamine-B, and hydroxyethyl-starch-ferrioxamine have been tested as MRI contrast agents, partly in clinical trials.
Ferrioxamine methanesulfonate was tested as a paramagnetic agent for the imaging of the kidney and the urogenital system. Hydroxyethyl-starch-ferrioxamine has the potential to provide information regarding myocardial vascular flow and ferrioxamine-B derivatives may be used as hepatobiliary contrast agents.
See also Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide, Hepatobiliary Contrast Agents.
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General MRI of the abdomen can consist of T1 or T2 weighted spin echo, fast spin echo (FSE, TSE) or gradient echo sequences with fat suppression and contrast enhanced MRI techniques. The examined organs include liver, pancreas, spleen, kidneys, adrenals as well as parts of the stomach and intestine (see also gastrointestinal imaging). Respiratory compensation and breath hold imaging is mandatory for a good image quality.
T1 weighted sequences are more sensitive for lesion detection than T2 weighted sequences at 0.5 T, while higher field strengths (greater than 1.0 T), T2 weighted and spoiled gradient echo sequences are used for focal lesion detection. Gradient echo in phase T1 breath hold can be performed as a dynamic series with the ability to visualize the blood distribution. Phases of contrast enhancement include the capillary or arterial dominant phase for demonstrating hypervascular lesions, in liver imaging the portal venous phase demonstrates the maximum difference between the liver and hypovascular lesions, while the equilibrium phase demonstrates interstitial disbursement for edematous and malignant tissues.
Out of phase gradient echo imaging for the abdomen is a lipid-type tissue sensitive sequence and is useful for the visualization of focal hepatic lesions, fatty liver (see also Dixon), hemochromatosis, adrenal lesions and renal masses. The standards for abdominal MRI vary according to clinical sites based on sequence availability and MRI equipment. Specific abdominal imaging coils and liver-specific contrast agents targeted to the healthy liver tissue improve the detection and localization of lesions.
See also Hepatobiliary Contrast Agents, Reticuloendothelial Contrast Agents, and Oral Contrast Agents.

For Ultrasound Imaging (USI) see Abdominal Ultrasound at US-TIP.com.
 
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 MR Colonography Gadolinium per Rectum  Open this link in a new window
      

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 CE MRA of the Aorta  Open this link in a new window
    
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Further Reading:
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Abdominal MRI at 3.0 T: The Basics Revisited
Wednesday, 20 July 2005   by www.ajronline.org    
Usefulness of MR Imaging for Diseases of the Small Intestine: Comparison with CT
2000   by www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov    
MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING OF FOCAL LIVER LESIONS(.pdf)
2002
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RSI-MRI imaging technology can effectively differentiate aggressive prostate cancer
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Computer-aided detection and diagnosis for prostate cancer based on mono and multi-parametric MRI: A review - Abstract
Tuesday, 28 April 2015   by urotoday.com    
MRI for differentiating ovarian endometrioid adenocarcinoma from high-grade serous adenocarcinoma
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MRI identifies 'hidden' fat that puts adolescents at risk for disease
Tuesday, 27 February 2007   by www.eurekalert.org    
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Thursday, 9 January 2014   by www.news-medical.net    
New MR sequence helps radiologists more accurately evaluate abnormalities of the uterus and ovaries
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Contrast Enhanced MRIInfoSheet: - Contrast Agents - 
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Contrast enhanced MRI is a commonly used procedure in magnetic resonance imaging. The need to more accurately characterize different types of lesions and to detect all malignant lesions is the main reason for the use of intravenous contrast agents.
Some methods are available to improve the contrast of different tissues. The focus of dynamic contrast enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) is on contrast kinetics with demands for spatial resolution dependent on the application. DCE-MR imaging is used for diagnosis of cancer (see also liver imaging, abdominal imaging, breast MRI, dynamic scanning) as well as for diagnosis of cardiac infarction (see perfusion imaging, cardiac MRI). Quantitative DCE-MRI requires special data acquisition techniques and analysis software.
Contrast enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (CE-MRA) allows the visualization of vessels and the temporal resolution provides a separation of arteries and veins. These methods share the need for acquisition methods with high temporal and spatial resolution.
Double contrast administration (combined contrast enhanced (CCE) MRI) uses two contrast agents with complementary mechanisms e.g., superparamagnetic iron oxide to darken the background liver and gadolinium to brighten the vessels. A variety of different categories of contrast agents are currently available for clinical use.
Reasons for the use of contrast agents in MRI scans are:
Relaxation characteristics of normal and pathologic tissues are not always different enough to produce obvious differences in signal intensity.
Pathology that is sometimes occult on unenhanced images becomes obvious in the presence of contrast.
Enhancement significantly increases MRI sensitivity.
In addition to improving delineation between normal and abnormal tissues, the pattern of contrast enhancement can improve diagnostic specificity by facilitating characterization of the lesion(s) in question.
Contrast can yield physiologic and functional information in addition to lesion delineation.
Imaging of arteries and veins with contrast enhanced angiography (CE MRA).

Common Indications:
Brain MRI : Preoperative/pretreatment evaluation and postoperative evaluation of brain tumor therapy, CNS infections, noninfectious inflammatory disease and meningeal disease.
Spine MRI : Infection/inflammatory disease, primary tumors, drop metastases, initial evaluation of syrinx, postoperative evaluation of the lumbar spine: disk vs. scar.
Breast MRI : Detection of breast cancer in case of dense breasts, implants, malignant lymph nodes, or scarring after treatment for breast cancer, diagnosis of a suspicious breast lesion in order to avoid biopsy.

For Ultrasound Imaging (USI) see Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound at US-TIP.com. See also Blood Pool Agents, Myocardial Late Enhancement, Cardiovascular Imaging, Contrast Enhanced MR Venography, Contrast Resolution, Dynamic Scanning, Lung Imaging, Hepatobiliary Contrast Agents, Contrast Medium and MRI Guided Biopsy.

 
Images, Movies, Sliders:
 Delayed Myocardial Contrast Enhancement from Infarct  Open this link in a new window
      

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 Left Circumflex Ischemia First-pass Contrast Enhancement  Open this link in a new window
      

Courtesy of  Robert R. Edelman

 Normal Lung Gd Perfusion MRI  Open this link in a new window
 MRI of the Brain Stem with Temoral Bone and Auditory System  Open this link in a new window
    
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 Breast MRI Images T1 Pre - Post Contrast  Open this link in a new window
 
Radiology-tip.comContrast Enhanced Computed Tomography
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Radiology-tip.comContrast Enhanced Ultrasound,  Contrast Enhanced Doppler Imaging
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Further Reading:
  Basics:
Optimal k-Space Sampling for Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced MRI with an Application to MR Renography
Thursday, 5 November 2009   by www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov    
Background MRI Enhancement Up in Premenopausal Breast Cancer
Friday, 7 June 2013   by www.doctorslounge.com    
Bringing innovative technologies together
Monday, 18 November 2013   by www.european-hospital.com    
  News & More:
The Effects of Breathing Motion on DCE-MRI Images: Phantom Studies Simulating Respiratory Motion to Compare CAIPIRINHA-VIBE, Radial-VIBE, and Conventional VIBE
Tuesday, 7 February 2017   by www.kjronline.org    
MRI Contrast Agent Analysis from Bruker
Sunday, 11 August 2013   by www.azom.com    
CMC Contrast Granted Orphan Drug Designation by the FDA for its Liver Specific MRI Contrast Media CMC-001
Wednesday, 27 November 2013   by news.gnom.es    
All-organic MRI Contrast Agent Tested In Mice
Monday, 24 September 2012   by cen.acs.org    
A groundbreaking new graphene-based MRI contrast agent
Friday, 8 June 2012   by www.nanowerk.com    
Novel Imaging Technique Improves Prostate Cancer Detection
Tuesday, 6 January 2015   by health.ucsd.edu    
New oxygen-enhanced MRI scan 'helps identify most dangerous tumours'
Thursday, 10 December 2015   by www.dailymail.co.uk    
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Cr-HIDAInfoSheet: - Contrast Agents - 
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Cr-HIDA (Chromium diethyl HIDA meglumine) is a substance with paramagnetic characteristics that has been tested in animals for the use as a hepatobiliary MRI contrast agent.
See also Hepatobiliary Contrast Agents, Paramagnetic Substance, Paramagnetism.

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Further Reading:
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MR-cholangiography with a double contrast technique.
Monday, 30 January 1989   by www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov    
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