MR Imaging of The Colon: “Technique, Indications, Results And Limitations”

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Journal Title, Volume, Page: 
European Journal of Radiology 61 (2007) 415–423
Year of Publication: 
Waleed Ajaj
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
Current Affiliation: 
Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Mathias Goyen
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
Preferred Abstract (Original): 

In the last few years virtual colonography using MR imaging has shown a proceeding development regarding detection and quantification of colorectal pathologies. Dark-lumen MR colonography (MRC) has been a leading tool for the diagnosis of the entire colon and their pathologies. This review article describes some of the underlying techniques of MRC concerning data acquisition, the need for intravenously applied paramagnetic contrast agent, as well as indications, results and limitations of MRC for the detection of colorectal pathologies. In addition, new techniques to improve patient acceptance are discussed.

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