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Abstract #2092

3D T2-weighted fast spin echo (FSE) with outer volume suppression versus 2D FSE in the prostate: Comparison of lesion detection in the transition zone and image quality

Paul Benjamin Stoddard1, Valentina Taviani2, Suchandrima Banerjee2, Bruce L. Daniel1, Anshul Haldipur1, Brian A. Hargreaves3, Shreyas S. Vasanawala1, and Andreas M. Loening1

1Radiology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States, 2Global MR Applications and Workflow, GE Healthcare, 3Electrical Engineering and Radiology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States

3D T2-weighted imaging (T2WI) of the prostate for prostate cancer (PCa) is often hampered by motion artifacts and signal starvation. However, incorporating reduced phase field of view capability using outer volume suppression (OVS) into 3D fast spin echo (FSE) can overcome these obstacles. In the prostatic transition zone (TZ), superior contrast and diminished blur were found over standard 2D FSE, with preserved SNR and anatomic detail. Diagnostic confidence was greater with 3D, whether used alone or in combination with 2D. Furthermore, less equivocal diagnoses resulted with the combination of 2D and 3D.

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