volume 6, issue 1, P9-16 1988
DOI: 10.1016/0730-725x(88)90518-8
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Abstract: The potential utility of Gd-DTPA contrast enhancement of MR images in the evaluation of liver abscesses was assessed in rodents. Twelve rats with surgically implanted sterile liver abscesses were imaged at various stages of focal hepatic inflammation, 48 hours, 4 days, 7 days, 14 days and 21 days after lesion induction. Spin echo images, acquired before and repeatedly after intravenous injection of 0.2 mmol/kg Gd-DTPA, demonstrated improvement of the lesion-to-background contrast ranging from 2% to 40% dependi…

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