Gadoxetic acid: pearls and pitfalls Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Biliary Tract
  • Contrast Media
  • Gadolinium DTPA
  • Liver
  • Liver Diseases

abstract

  • Gadoxetic acid is a hepatocyte-specific magnetic resonance imaging contrast agent with the ability to detect and characterize focal liver lesions and provide structural and functional information about the hepatobiliary system. Knowledge of the pharmacokinetics of gadoxetic acid is paramount to understanding imaging protocol and lesion appearance and facilitates identification and avoidance of undesired effects with use of this intravenous contrast agent. This article reviews the utility of gadoxetic acid in liver and biliary imaging, with emphasis on the hepatobiliary phase.

publication date

  • January 23, 2015

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s00261-015-0354-7

PubMed ID

  • 25613332

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 2012

end page

  • 29

volume

  • 40

number

  • 6