玉田 勉
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Language English
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Title Peripheral low intensity sign in hepatic hemangioma: diagnostic pitfall in hepatobiliary phase of Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI of the liver
Journal Formal name:Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI
Abbreviation:J Magn Reson Imaging
ISSN code:10531807
Volume, Issue, Page 35(4),852-852頁
Author and coauthor Tamada Tsutomu, Ito Katsuyoshi, Ueki Ai, Kanki Akihiko, Higaki Atsushi, Higashi Hiroki, Yamamoto Akira
Publication date 2012/04
Summary We described the presence of "peripheral low intensity sign" in hepatic hemangioma in the hepatobiliary phase (HP) of gadolinium ethoxybenzyl diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid (Gd-EOB-DTPA)-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and to compare the frequency of this sign between hepatic hemangiomas and hepatic metastases. Peripheral low intensity signs were demonstrated in 24 (47%) of 51 hepatic hemangiomas, while they were seen in 27 (47%) of 58 hepatic metastases. There was no significant difference in the mean visual score of peripheral low intensity sign between all hepatic hemangiomas (0.84 ± 1.03) and hepatic metastases (0.76 ± 0.92). The mean visual score of peripheral low intensity sign in typical hemangiomas (1.02 ± 1.06) was significantly higher than that in high flow hemangiomas (0.10 ± 0.32) (P = 0.008). In conclusion, peripheral low intensity sign is not specific for malignant tumors, and can be seen even in hepatic hemangiomas on HP of Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI.