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Abstract #2201

Liver vessel enhancement of Gd-BOPTA and Gd-EOB-DTPA

Albiin N, Brismar T, Dahlstrm N, Smedby , Persson A

The contrast enhancement dynamics in the liver vessels of Gd-BOPTA (MultiHance) and Gd-EOB-DTPA (Primovist) was studied in ten healthy subjects. The signal intensity of the common hepatic artery, the middle liver vein, a segmental branch of the right portal vein and the liver parenchyma was obtained native, during arterial and portal venous phases and thereafter at 10 and 130 min after intravenous contrast medium injection. The image contrast between liver and vessels was greater when using MultiHance compared to Primovist. MultiHanceis better in clarifying the vascularity whereas Primovist more clearly displays the liver specific contrast enhancement.