Patrik Zamecnik1, Grzegorz Bauman2, Julien Dinkel1, 3, Heinz-Peter Schlemmer1, Thomas Gaass4
1Radiology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany; 2Department of Medical Physics, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany; 3Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Germany; 4Zentralinstitut fr Medizintechnik, Technische Universitt Mnchen, Garching, Germany
Validation of the feasibility of TCIR (two compartment inversion recovery) contrast agent-free approach for prostate cancer detection by comparison with the standard T2w, DCE- and DWI-sequences. Using the TCIR technique it was possible to generate good quality high-resolution maps of the fractional blood volume in the prostate without using a contrast agent. TCIR has a high potential for prostate cancer detection because of its high spatial resolution and sensitivity, first of all in patients, which cannot be examined using contrast media.