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Abstract #4597

Gd-EOB-DTPA Enhanced MR Imaging: Evaluation of Enhancement Effects and Enhancement Patterns in Hepatic Hemangioma

Tsutomu Tamada1, Atsushi Higaki1, Akihiko Kanki1, Satoko Okamoto1, Katsiyoshi Ito1

1Dept. of Radiology, Kawasaski Medical School, Kurashiki-city, Okayama, Japan

We assessed quantitatively and qualitatively the enhancement effects and the enhancement patterns of hepatic hemangioma and normal liver tissue on Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MR imaging. It will be important to know that the dynamic enhancement pattern of hepatic hemangioma is similar to that of hepatocellular carcinoma, probably due to the washout of Gd-EOB-DTPA in the early stage after contrast media administration compared with extracellular Gd chelates.