Jeffry M. Neil1, Andrew Rosenkrantz1, Xiangtian Kong2, Jonathan Melamed2, Samir Taneja3, Herbert Lepor3, Bachir Taouli1
1Radiology, NYU Medical Center, New York, NY, USA; 2Pathology, NYU Medical Center, New York, NY, USA; 3Urology, NYU Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
The objective of our study was to compare a recently developed 3D T2WI sequence (SPACE) with conventional multiplanar TSE T2WI in terms of image quality, tumor detection and prostate-to-tumor contrast in prostate cancer patients undergoing prostatectomy. Our preliminary results (n=10) show that the SPACE sequence had equivalent subjective image quality, higher prostate-to-tumor ratio, and slightly higher accuracy for tumor detection, compared to conventional TSE T2WI. SPACE sequence may potentially be used as a replacement of conventional multiplanar T2WI, with the benefit of substantially shorter acquisition time.