MRI can diagnose and characterize venous disorders of the liver.  These include portal thrombosis, carvernous transformation of the portal vein, Budd-Chiari, and sinusoidal obstruction syndrome.

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MRI shows a patent hepatic vein after venoplasty in Budd-Chiari.  Colors of vessels indicates speed of flow whereas arrows shows flow direction.

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