What are the disadvantages of MRI for the diagnosis of conjugated hyperbilirubinemia?

Updated: Jul 31, 2019
  • Author: Richard A Weisiger, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Disadvantages of MRI include the following:

  • Not universally available

  • Cannot be used in most patients with metallic implants

  • Requires IV contrast medium for best results

  • Clinical experience is still somewhat limited

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