MRI of the liver with Primovist

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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with Primovist is a diagnostic procedure that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to create images of the liver. The liver is a vital organ that plays an important role in the body’s metabolic and detoxification processes. MRI with Primovist can be used to evaluate the liver for various diseases such as tumors, inflammation or damage caused by hepatitis. This procedure is generally well tolerated by patients and poses few risks.

Primovist® (GD-EOB-DTPA, gadoliniumethoxybenzyl diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid) is a liver-specific gadolinium-based contrast agent that, due to its high hepatocyte specificity – combined with dynamic imaging – is superior to other MR contrast agents in both detection and characterization .

In the preoperative diagnosis of liver metastases z. B. Primovist enables the detection of lesions up to the 3mm range. Thanks to Primovist, MRI of the liver is superior in this respect to all other modalities, including even modern PET-CT.


You will need: Assignment (detailed brief), previous images/findings, creatinine level (can also be taken and checked at our clinic); completed questionnaire.

All metallic objects (including jewelry) must be taken off (magnet). You will be examined in a tube with a diameter of approx. 70cm, the examination couch will be moved slightly again and again, please remain very still. During the examination, loud knocking noises can be heard, which is why you will be given headphones. Please be sure to follow the breathing commands. An emergency balloon and constant visual contact will allow you to make yourself heard at any time if needed. The examination lasts between 10-60 minutes.

Depending on the examination, it may be necessary to administer a contrast medium via a vein in your arm. As this is excreted via the kidneys, you will need a current creatinine value (can also be determined by us before the examination).

These examinations are provided by Diagnoseinstitut Alsergrund GmbH. These examinations are to be paid privately and can be submitted to a supplementary insurance/private insurance.