What is the role of MRI in the workup of carcinoma of the gallbladder?

Updated: Apr 12, 2018
  • Author: Gregory M Szarnecki, MD; Chief Editor: John Karani, MBBS, FRCR  more...
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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is not commonly used in the diagnostic process for GB carcinoma. The findings are analogous to those from CT scanning. The tumor is usually bright on T2-weighted images and is poorly marginated. On T1-weighted images, relative to the liver, the GB carcinoma ranges from isointense to hypointense. [4]


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