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Abstract #0147

Amide proton transfer (APT) imaging of uterine cervical cancer; prediction of histological findings

Keisuke Ishimatsu1, Akihiro Nishie1, Yukihisa Takayama1, Yoshiki Asayama1, Yasuhiro Ushijima1, Daisuke Kakihara1, Tomohiro Nakayama1, Koichiro Morita1, Seiichiro Takao1, Osamu Togao1, Yoshihiro Ohishi2, Kenzo Sonoda3, Jochen Keupp4, and Hiroshi Honda1

1Department of Clinical Radiology, Kyushu university, Fukuoka, Japan, 2Department of Anatomic Pathology, Kyushu university, Fukuoka, Japan, 3Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kyushu university, Fukuoka, Japan, 4Philips Research, Hamburg, Germany

It is important to diagnose histological type and existence of parametrial invasion in uterine cervical cancer as correctly as possible because these factors are important in choosing treatment strategies or predicting prognosis. The objective of our study is to investigate whether amide proton transfer (APT) imaging is useful for evaluation of uterine cervical cancer. We compared the APT signal of uterine cervical cancer with different histological findings (histological type and existence of parametrial invasion) using three different durations of presaturation pulse.

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