Current State-of-the-Art MRI for Comprehensive Evaluation of Potential Living Liver Donors.
AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2017 Jul;209(1):55-66. doi: 10.2214/AJR.16.17741. Epub 2017 Mar 23. Jhaveri KS1, Guo L1, Guimarães L1.
OBJECTIVE: This review focuses on the role of state-of-the-art MRI-based techniques for comprehensive evaluation of living donors providing single-visit assessment of the liver vasculature via MR angiography, of the biliary tract via conventional T2-weighted MR cholangiography and T1-weighted gadoxetate disodium-enhanced MR cholangiography, and of hepatic steatosis via T2*-corrected multiecho chemical shift-based water-fat separation MRI and high-speed T2-corrected multiecho MR spectroscopy.
CONCLUSION: By using current state-of-the-art techniques, MRI can provide a one-stop-shop method for evaluation of the potential living liver donors.