Dynamic contrast-enhanced analysis of the prostate at 3T with a body array coil is feasible and increases prostate cancer localization performance.
Heijmink S, Ftterer J, Vos P, Scheenen T, Huisman H, Hulsbergen-v.d. Kaa C, Witjes J, Barentsz J
Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center
T2-weighted and dynamic-contrast enhanced (DCE) MR imaging with a body array coil at 3T was performed in 17 consecutive patients with biopsy-proven prostate cancer. Two radiologists scored the presence of cancer in a 16-segment model on a five-point probability scale. Whole-mount section histopathology was the standard of reference. Dynamic contrast-enhanced MR imaging with a body array coil was feasible and by combining the DCE parameters the localization performance increased significantly compared with T2-weighted imaging.