Pitfall in MR imaging of lymphadenopathy after lymphangiography

K. A. Buckwalter, J. H. Ellis, D. E. Baker, J. A. Borello, G. M. Glazer

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In two patients examined with magnetic resonance (MR) imaging after lymphangiography, opacified pelvic lymph nodes could not be distinguished from subcutaneous or retroperitoneal fat because of the short T1 and long T2 relaxation times of lymphangiographic contrast media. Opacified nodes removed from one patient had relaxation times similar to those of fat. Thus, assessment of lymphadenopathy with MR imaging should be performed before lymphangiography to obviate this potential pitfall.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)831-832
Number of pages2
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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