• AI
  • Molecular Imaging
  • CT
  • X-Ray
  • Ultrasound
  • MRI
  • Facility Management
  • Mammography

DWI breaks new ground in pelvic MR imaging, staging

Article

Several studies released at the 2007 RSNA meeting suggest that diffusion-weighted MR imaging could one day become a routine exam for noninvasive characterization and staging of uterine tumors, replacing unnecessary catheter or surgical biopsies.

Several studies released at the 2007 RSNA meeting suggest that diffusion-weighted MR imaging could one day become a routine exam for noninvasive characterization and staging of uterine tumors, replacing unnecessary catheter or surgical biopsies.

Dr. Nagaraj S. Holalkere and colleagues at Massachusetts General Hospital retrospectively evaluated 65 women with 80 gynecologic lesions who underwent 1.5T DWI with a phased-array coil. The investigators found DWI accurate for lesion characterization. Dr. Sandro Sironi and colleagues at the University of Milan, Italy, enrolled 37 consecutive patients with early-stage endometrial carcinoma and compared DWI data against conventional MRI and biopsy. Sironi found the combination of conventional MR and DWI enhanced staging. A Korean team led by Dr. Kyoung Ah Kim at the Pochon CHA University in Sungnam evaluated DWI data from 108 patients with uterine cervical cancer. They found DWI useful for differentiating metastatic from nonmetastatic lymph nodes.

Related Videos
Improving the Quality of Breast MRI Acquisition and Processing
Can Fiber Optic RealShape (FORS) Technology Provide a Viable Alternative to X-Rays for Aortic Procedures?
Does Initial CCTA Provide the Best Assessment of Stable Chest Pain?
Making the Case for Intravascular Ultrasound Use in Peripheral Vascular Interventions
Can Diffusion Microstructural Imaging Provide Insights into Long Covid Beyond Conventional MRI?
Assessing the Impact of Radiology Workforce Shortages in Rural Communities
Emerging MRI and PET Research Reveals Link Between Visceral Abdominal Fat and Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease
Reimbursement Challenges in Radiology: An Interview with Richard Heller, MD
Nina Kottler, MD, MS
The Executive Order on AI: Promising Development for Radiology or ‘HIPAA for AI’?
Related Content
© 2024 MJH Life Sciences

All rights reserved.