Yoshiharu Ohno1,2, Yuji Kishida2, Shinichiro Seki2, Hisanobu Koyama2, Kota Aoyagi3, Hitoshi Yamagata3, Takeshi Yoshikawa1,2, Masao Yui3, Yoshimori Kassai3, Katsusuke Kyotani4, and Kazuro Sugimura2
1Advanced Biomedical Imaging Research Center, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Japan, 2Radiology, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Japan, 3Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation, Otawara, Japan, 4Center for Radiology and Radiation Oncology, Kobe University Hospital, Kobe, Japan
Recurrence assessment is very important for management of postoperative
non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients.
We hypothesized that whole-body PET/MRI and MRI with DWI have a
potential for improving recurrence assessment as compared with whole-body
PET/CT and conventional radiological examinations in NSCLC patients. The purpose of this study was to directly
compare the diagnostic performance for postoperative lung cancer recurrence
assessment among whole-body PET/MRI, MRI with and without DWI, PET/CT and
conventional radiological examination in NSCLC patients.