DWIBS Improves the Detection of Extra-Hepatic Colorectal Cancer Metastases. A Prospective Study.
Kim Sivesgaard1, Maria Louise Jöhnk2, Lars Peter Skovgaard Larsen1, Michael Sørensen3, Stine Kramer3, Flemming Hansen2, and Erik Morre Pedersen1
1Department of Radiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark, 2Department of Oncology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark, 3PET-centre, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark
body (WB) MRI protocol added to a dedicated liver MRI in one scan session,
could alleviate the need for a PET/CT for staging patients prior to local
treatment of colorectal liver metastases. With the aim of developing a disease
optimised WB protocol, 30 patients with extra-hepatic metastases from
colorectal cancer were prospectively recruited and scanned on a 1.5 T scanner
and using a PET/CT scan within an average of 1.33 days as reference.
Preliminary results show that combining a traditional whole body MRI protocol
with DWIBS produces superior results compared to the traditional protocol
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