MRI of primary amyloidosis

Gastrointest Radiol. 1990 Summer;15(3):199-201. doi: 10.1007/BF01888774.


In a patient with primary amyloidosis, we compared T2 values and relative signal intensity ratios of involved organs to those of normal patients. T2 was significantly decreased in the spleen and adrenals, while significantly increased in the pancreas. T2 values were insignificantly changed in the liver, subcutaneous fat, bone marrow, or kidney. Ratios may facilitate detection of relative changes in T2 values.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Abdomen / pathology
  • Amyloidosis / diagnosis*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Middle Aged
  • Reference Values