Comparison of whole body MRI and whole body PET-CT for staging of advanced bronchial carcinoma initial results
Claussen C, Pfannenberg C, Schlemmer H, Schaefer J, Hehr T, Heinrich V, Aschoff P, Eschmann S, Plathow C
Whole body MRI using a dedicated sequence protocol for oncologic staging is able to correctly classify T-stage very accurately in patients with advanced bronchial carcinoma. Especially STIR and T1w VIBE 3D post CM sequences seem to be suitable for correct T-staging. Whole body PET-CT seems to have advantages in correct N-staging.