Kerstin Ulrike Bauner1, Steven Sourbron1, Michael Schmoeckel2, Maximilian F. Reiser1, Armin M. Huber1
1Department of Clinical Radiology,
University of Munich; Grosshadern hospitals, Munich, Germany; 2Department
of Cardiac Surgery, University of Munich; Grosshadern Hospitals
Semiquantitative analysis of first pass perfusion may contribute additional information to tumor characterization. The aim of the study therefore was to determine, whether dynamic contrast material-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) imaging with use of kinetic parameters reveals statistically significant differences between benign and malignant cardiac tumors. The calculated contrast enhancement ratios (CER %), the maximum slope of the contrast enhancement ratio curve (% / sec) and the area under the contrast enhancement ratio curve (% * sec) resulted in significantly higher values for malignant cardiac lesions in comparison to benign lesions.