PURPOSE:This study sought to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of surface-coil 3T magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in the preoperative study of patients with rectal cancer.MATERIALS AND METHODS:Thirty patients with histologically proven rectal cancer underwent surface-coil 3T MR imaging with sagittal, paracoronal and para-axial T2-weighted turbo spin echo (TSE) sequences. Slice thickness was 3 mm without gap, field of view 24 cm, matrix 400 × 512. Images were assessed for infiltration of the rectal wall, perirectal fat and pelvic structures. Tumours were staged according to the TNM system, and the MR imaging results were correlated with histopathology.RESULTS:In the patients who underwent MR imaging before and after radiotherapy (group 1), the diagnostic accuracy of 3T MR imaging was 88% for T2, 94% for T3 and 88% for T4 cancers. In those who underwent surgical treatment without preoperative radiotherapy (group 2), the diagnostic accuracy was 90% for T2, 87% for T3 and 87% for T4 cancers.CONCLUSIONS:The high signal-to-noise ratio coupled with a large field of view enables surface-coil 3T MR imaging to achieve high levels of diagnostic accuracy in the local staging of rectal cancer, and in particular in assessing infiltration of mesorectum and mesorectal fascia.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2011|
|Titolo:||3-T MRI with phased-array surface coil in the local staging of rectal cancer|
|Autore/i:||F. SANI; M. FORESTI; A. PARMIGGIANI; V. D'ANDREA; A. MANENTI; C. AMOROTTI; R. SCOTTI; E. GALLO; P. TORRICELLI|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/s11547-011-0621-1|
|Codice identificativo ISI:||WOS:000289798000004|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-79955680250|
|Citazione:||3-T MRI with phased-array surface coil in the local staging of rectal cancer / F. SANI; M. FORESTI; A. PARMIGGIANI; V. D'ANDREA; A. MANENTI; C. AMOROTTI; R. SCOTTI; E. GALLO; P. TORRICELLI. - In: LA RADIOLOGIA MEDICA. - ISSN 0033-8362. - STAMPA. - 116(2011), pp. 375-388.|
|Tipologia||Articolo su rivista|
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