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Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 1997 May;5(2):377-96.

Vascular diseases and MR angiography of the liver.

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Department of Radiology, Magnetic Resonance Imaging Section, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA.


Delineation of the portal vein and its major attributes is essential for assessing portal hypertension and its complications. MR imaging appears to be well-suited for such an evaluation. This article provides an overview of the MR imaging techniques used to assess the portal system as well as highlights of the more common etiologies associated with altered portal venous flow.

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