What is the role of MRI in the evaluation of amebiasis?

Updated: Jul 19, 2019
  • Author: Vinod K Dhawan, MD, FACP, FRCPC, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) reveals high signal intensity on T2-weighted images. Perilesional edema and enhancement of rim are noted after injection of gadolinium (86% of cases).

Complete resolution of liver abscess may take as long as 2 years. Repeat imaging is not indicated if the patient is otherwise doing well.


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