The comparison of diffusion and perfusion characteristics among the different types of uterine fibroids based on T2WIs: an intravoxel incoherent motion MRI study
Rong Wang 1 , Hao Fu 1 , Hui Zhang 1 , Chenxia Li 1 , and Jian Yang 1
Department of Radiology, the First
Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an,
The prognoses of non-invasive therapies such as magnetic
resonance-guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) and
GnRH analogue of uterine leiomyomas were proved have a
relationship with the signal intensity of tumor on T2WI.
However the reason is not definite yet. We performed
Intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) MR study on a cohort
of patients to compare the diffusion and perfusion
characteristics of uterine fibroid with different T2WI
type. The results indicated that the cellularity is
tighter in Type 1 and looser in Type 3 among 3 fibroid
types, whereas perfusion parameters of Intravoxel
incoherent motion (IVIM), seem no differences among
them. Thus, the present results implied that IVIM
technique facilitated the understanding of the tissue
characteristics in uterine fibroid and proposed to guide
patient selection for MRgFUS ablation.
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