With 2300 radiological images dispersed throughout the text, this source provides an expansive armamentarium of case studies and examples showcasing both common and uncommon liver pathologies. Serving as an unparalleled how-to source for the investigation of liver disease by MRI, this guide demonstrates key MRI techniques currently utilized in clinical practice, as well as explains the choice of acquisition sequences, specific parameters, and the use of contrast media for each application.
WHY, WHEN, AND HOW TO PERFORM MRI OF THE LIVER. The Role of MRI in Patients with Liver Disease. Techniques for Liver MRI. The Use of Contrast Agents in Liver MRI. Normal Anatomy, Variants and Artefacts. MRI FOR CHARACTERISING FOCAL LESIONS IN THE NON-CIRRHOTIC LIVER. Cysts and Cyst-like Lesions. Solid Masses in the Non-cirrhotic Liver. MRI IN DIFFUSE LIVER DISEASE. Fat and the Liver. Structural and Vascular Changes in Diffuse Liver Disease. Cirrhotic Nodules and Hepatocellular Carcinoma. MRI IN METASTATIC DISEASE OF THE LIVER. Early Diagnosis of Metastatic Disease. Characterisation of Liver Metastases. Liver tumors after Treatment. LIVER MRI FOR BILIARY OBSTRUCTION. Cholangiocarcinoma and its Mimics. EPILOGUE: Unsolved Problems in Liver MRI