Tsutomu Tamada1, Katsuyoshi Ito1, Hiroki Higashi1, Takenori Yamashita1, Teruki Sone1, Shigeru Watanabe1, Daigo Tanimoto1, Akihiko Kanki1, Akiyuki Torigoe1
1Dept. of Radiology, Kawasaski Medical School, Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan
We evaluated the difference in the enhancement effect of the abdominal solid organ and the major vessel on DCE-MRI obtained with Gd-EOB-DTPA and Gd-DTPA. The relative enhancement (RE) of the abdominal solid organ including liver, and aorta at arterial-phase as well as the RE of portal vein and IVC at portal-phase in the Gd-EOB-DTPA images were significantly lower than those in the Gd-DTPA images. Conversely, the RE of liver at equilibrium-phase was significantly higher in Gd-EOB-DTPA than in Gd-DTPA. When using Gd-EOB-DTPA in the DCE-MRI, differences of the enhancement effect and the enhancement pattern of solid organs with Gd-DTPA need to be considered.