Magnetic Resonance Lymphangiography

Govind B. Chavhan, Christopher Z. Lam, Mary Louise C. Greer, Michael Temple, Joao Amaral, Lars Grosse-Wortmann

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Dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance lymphangiography is a novel technique to image central conducting lymphatics. It is performed by injecting contrast into groin lymph nodes and following passage of contrast through lymphatic system using T1-weighted MR images. Currently, it has been successfully applied to image and plan treatment of thoracic duct pathologies, lymphatic leaks, and other lymphatic abnormalities such as plastic bronchitis. It is useful in the assessment of chylothorax and chyloperitoneum. Its role in other areas such as intestinal lymphangiectasia and a variety of lymphatic anomalies is likely to increase.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)693-706
Number of pages14
JournalRadiologic Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Chyloperitoneum
  • Chylothorax
  • Lymphatic anomalies
  • Lymphedema
  • MR Lymphangiography
  • Plastic bronchitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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