Purpose: The diagnostic accuracy of endometriosis by conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sequences is not satisfactory. Minimum endometriosis is particularly challenging to diagnose, which may lead to recurrence or incomplete relief of symptoms after surgery. The R2* multi-fast gradient echo (R2*MFGRE) sequence with the highest sensitivity of hemorrhage in endometriosis may help to address this problem.
Methods: We selected 54 adenomyosis or endometriosis patients and referred them to MRI including the R2*MFGRE sequence and analyzed the results.
Conclusion: The analysis revealed that the R2*MFGRE sequence may provide useful information to help diagnosing endometriosis.