Yoshiharu Ohno1, 2, Mizuho Nishio1, 2, Hisanobu Koyama3, Takeshi Yoshikawa1, 2, Sumiaki Matsumoto1, 2, Nobukazu Aoyama4, Katsusuke Kyotani4, Saori Satou5, Hideaki Kawamitsu4, Satoru Takahashi, 34, Kazuro Sugimura3
1Advanced Biomedical Imaging Research Center, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan; 2Division of Functional and Diagnostic Imaging Research, Department of Radiology, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan; 3Division of Radiology, Department of Radiology, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan; 4Center forRadiology and Radiation Oncology, Kobe University Hospital, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan; 5Toshiba Medical Systems, Ohtawara, Tochigi, Japan
Recurrence assessment is important for management of postoperative NSCLC patients. We hypothesized that quick and segmented 3D T1-weighted gradient echo sequence (Quick 3D) and a double fat suppression RF pulse (DFS) technique could improve the diagnostic performance of CE-WB-MRI using a 3T MR system as compared with CE-WB-MRI without Quick 3D and DFS, and might be at least as effective as FDG-PET/CT and conventional radiological examinations in this setting. The purpose of this study was thus to compare diagnostic capabilities for assessment of recurrence of CE-WB-MRI with and without Quick 3D and DFS, PET/CT and conventional radiological examinations.