Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
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MR Lymphangiography: with or without contrast?

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

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

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

Diagn Interv Radiol 2020; 1: -
Read: 74 Published: 12 February 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 to stenosis or obstruction of lymphatic vessels. Magnetic Resonance Lymphangiography (MRL) is an emerging technique focused on a noninvasive or minimally invasive imaging of lymphatics with the goal to treat and plan lymphedema. This review will brief discuss about lymphatic imaging from lymphography and radionuclide lymphoscintigraphy to the newest MRL, focusing the attenction on MRL, a rising technique, and highlighting the technical aspect fundamental for achieving high-resolution MRL.

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