Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Modality-based (US, CT, MRI, PET-CT) Imaging - Review

Magnetic resonance lymphangiography: with or without contrast?

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Department of Radiological Sciences, Diagnostic Imaging, University of Siena, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese, Siena, Italy

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Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Diagnostic Imaging, University of Siena, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese, Siena, Italy

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Department of Medical, Surgical and Neurosciences, Diagnostic Imaging, University of Siena, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese, Siena, Italy

Diagn Interv Radiol 2020; 26: 587-595
DOI: 10.5152/dir.2020.19482
Read: 278 Downloads: 96 Published: 09 October 2020

Lymphedema is an important medical issue around the world, caused by an anomalous collection of fluid in soft tissue due to congenital malformations or stenosis or obstruction of lymphatic vessels. Magnetic resonance lymphangiography (MRL) is an emerging technique focused on noninvasive or minimally invasive imaging of lymphatics with the goal to diagnose and treat lymphedema. This review will briefly discuss lymphatic imaging starting with lymphography and radionuclide lymphoscintigraphy up to the newest methods, focusing on MRL, a rising technique, and highlighting the technical aspects fundamental for achieving high-resolution MRL.

You may cite this article as: Guerrini S, Gentili F, Mazzei FG, Gennaro P, Volterrani L, Mazzei MA. Magnetic resonance lymphangiography: with or without contrast? Diagn Interv Radiol 2020; 26:587–595

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