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Abstract #4024

Staging of Gastric Cancer: A Comparative Study with 64-MDCT and 1.5 T MRI

Michele Anzidei1, Alessandro Napoli2, Beatrice Cavallo Marincola2, Fulvio Zaccagna2, Pier Luigi Di Paolo2, Daniel Geiger2, Chiara Zini2, Carlo Catalano2, Roberto Passariello2

1Scienze Radiologiche, Universita' di Roma "Sapienza", Rome, Italy, Italy; 2Radiological Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy, Italy

MRI and MDCT are both solid diagnostic modalities for the local staging of gastric cancer. Thirty patients with endoscopic diagnosis of gastric carcinoma underwent preoperative Gadobenate Dimeglumine-MRI and MDCT. In comparison with MDCT, MRI offers a slightly better performance in the differentiation of early stages of disease.