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Gastrointestinal imaging-practical magnetic resonance imaging approach

Baodong Liu, Miguel Ramalho, Mamdoh AlObaidy, Kiran K Busireddy, Ersan Altun, Janaka Kalubowila, Richard C Semelka
World Journal of Radiology 2014 August 28, 6 (8): 544-66
Over the past two decades, advances in cross-sectional imaging such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have dramatically changed the concept of gastrointestinal imaging. MR is playing an increasing role in the evaluation of gastrointestinal disorders. MRI combines the advantages of excellent soft-tissue contrast, noninvasiveness, functional information and lack of ionizing radiation. Furthermore, recent developments of MRI have led to improved spatial and temporal resolution as well as decreased motion artifacts. In this article we describe the technical aspects of gastrointestinal MRI and present a practical approach for a well-known spectrum of gastrointestinal disease processes.

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