Diagnosis of the wallthickend lesions of the gallbladder with dynamic MRI

Toshin Takashima, Saburo Nakazawa, Junji Yoshino, Kazuo Inui, Naoto Kanemaki, Takao Wakabayashi, Kazumu Okushima, Takashi Kobayashi, Yuta Nakamura, Hiroshi Ukai, Toshiyuki Hattori, Hironao Miyoshi, Hirofumi Anno

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Abstract

We studied 32 patients with the thickend lesions of the wall of the gallbladder by using dynamic MRI. We tried the differential diagnosis of gallbladder lesions according to the time intensity curve (TIC) and enhanced pattern. TIC of carcinoma was elevated more seeply from plain to arterial phase than the inflammatory diseases. The Inflammatory diseases were keeping three-layer structures of the wall of the gallbladder, but gallbladder carcinoma destroys the wallstructure. We could diagnose as direct liver invasion of the carcinoma clearly. We could exactly diagnose adenomyomatosis in dynamic MRI by small low intensity spots within the wall of the gallbladder. In the patients with gall stones, the wall of the gallbladder were more clearly observed in dynamic MRI compared with US and EUS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)424-431
Number of pages8
JournalJapanese Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume95
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 05-1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gastroenterology

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