Effect of hepatobiliary uptake of Gd-EOB-DTPA on the hepatic venous phase of dynamic magnetic resonance imaging on a 3.0-T apparatus: comparison between Gd-EOB-DTPA and Gd-DTPA

Yasunari Fujinaga, Ayumi Ohya, Tsuyoshi Matsushita, Masahiro Kurozumi, Kazuhiko Ueda, Yoshihiro Kitou, Hitoshi Ueda, Masumi Kadoya
Japanese Journal of Radiology 2011, 29 (10): 695-700

PURPOSE: We aimed to reveal the difference in contrast enhancement of the abdominal organs and major vessels on dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCM-MRI) using gadoxetic sodium (Gd-EOB-DTPA) and gadopentetate dimeglumine (Gd-DTPA) in the same patients.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: DCM-MRI using Gd-EOBDTPA and Gd-DTPA were performed in the same 17 patients. Precontrast and DCM-MRI images [arterial phase (AP), portal venous phase (PP), hepatic venous phase (HP)] were acquired before and after bolus injection of each contrast agent. The organ-to-muscle ratio [liver (L/M), spleen (S/M), aorta (A/M), portal vein (P/M), hepatic vein (V/M)] were calculated at each phase and analyzed statistically.

RESULTS: There was no significant difference between Gd-EOB-DTPA and Gd-DTPA images regarding the L/M or V/M mean on precontrast images or the mean of L/M at AP and L/M at the PP. At the AP, PP, and HP, the means of S/M, A/M, P/M, and V/M with Gd-EOBDTPA were lower than those with Gd-DTPA. On HP, The mean L/M with Gd-EOB-DTPA was higher than that with Gd-DTPA.

CONCLUSION: On 3-T DCM-MRI using Gd-EOB-DTPA, contrast enhancement of the organs, except for the liver, was lower than that on DCM-MRI using Gd-DTPA. The HP was already affected by hepatobiliary uptake in Gd-EOB-DTPA.

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