Eiki Nagao1, Takashi Yoshiura1, Akio Hiwatashi1, Koji Yamashita1, Hironori Kamano1, Yukihisa Takayama1, Tuvshinjargal Dashjamts1, Makoto Obara2, Tomoyuki Okuaki2, Hiroshi Honda1
1Clinical radiology of Kyushu-university,
Motion-sensitized driven-equilibrium (MSDE) sequence has been reported to effectively suppress signals from flowing blood in vessels that can mimic the brain metastases on post-contrast T1-weighted images. We performed an observer test to determine whether use of a 3D turbo spin-echo (TSE) sequence with MSDE increases radiologistsf diagnostic performances in detecting brain metastases comparing to a conventional 3D gradient-echo sequence (MPRAGE). A jackknife free-response receiver operating characteristic (JAFROC) analysis showed that TSE with MSDE increases radiologistsf diagnostic performances compared to MPRAGE. The reading time was also significantly shortened by use of MSDE.