Lymph nodes in the hepato-duodenal ligament: A comparison between ultrasound and low-field MR imaging

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Purpose: We investigated whether a low-field MR unit (0.2 T) could demonstrate and determine the size of the lymph nodes in the hepato-duodenal ligament that were previously found on ultrasound. Material and Methods: Eighteen patients were examined with ultrasound, MR and liver biopsy on consecutive days. Results: Two-thirds of the enlarged nodes detected by ultrasound were also detected with the low-field MR technique. However, the size of the nodes was slightly larger on ultrasound. Conclusion: Compared to low-field MR, ultrasound appears to be superior in the evaluation of lymph nodes in the liver hilus.


  • K. Lyttkens
  • P. Hannesson
  • H. Prytz
  • N. O. Wallengren
  • L. Forsberg
External organisations
  • Skåne University Hospital
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging


  • Chronic inflammatory liver disease, Hepato-duodenal ligament, Lymph nodes, MR, Ultrasound
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)521-523
JournalActa Radiologica
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jan 1
Publication categoryResearch
Externally publishedYes