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Abstract #4041

Accuracy of dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of prostate cancer: meta-analysis

Zhiqiang Chen1 and Yi Zheng1

1The General Hospital of Ningxia Medical University, Yinchuan, China

The goals of this meta-analysis were to assess the effectiveness of dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) in patients with prostate carcinoma (PCa) and to explore the risk profiles with the highest benefit. Compared with T2-weighted imaging (T2WI), DCE was statistically superior to T2. In conclusion, DCE had relatively high specificity in detecting prostate cancer (PCa) but relatively low sensitivity as a complementary functional method. DCE-MRI might help clinicians exclude cases of normal tissue and serve as an adjunct to conventional imaging when seeking to identify tumor foci in patients with PCa.

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