Characterization of pediatric liver lesions with gadoxetate disodium.

TitleCharacterization of pediatric liver lesions with gadoxetate disodium.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsMeyers, A. B., Towbin A. J., Serai S., Geller J. I., & Podberesky D. J.
JournalPediatric radiology
Volume41
Issue9
Pagination1183-97
Date Published2011 Sep
ISSN1432-1998
KeywordsAdolescent; Child; Contrast Media; Female; Gadolinium DTPA; Humans; Liver Diseases; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Male
Abstract

Gadoxetate disodium (Gd-EOB-DTPA) is a relatively new hepatobiliary MRI contrast agent. It is increasingly used in adults to characterize hepatic masses, but there is little published describing its use in children. The purpose of this paper is to describe our pediatric MRI protocol as well as the imaging appearance of pediatric liver lesions using gadoxetate disodium. As a hepatocyte-specific MRI contrast agent, Gd-EOB-DTPA has the potential to improve characterization and provide a more specific diagnosis of pediatric liver masses.

DOI10.1007/s00247-011-2148-6
Alternate JournalPediatr Radiol