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Abstract #4233

Dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging of endometrial cancer with/without squamous differentiation

Mayumi Takeuchi1, Kenji Matsuzaki2, Yoshimi Bando3, and Masafumi Harada1
1Department of Radiology, Tokushima University, Tokushima, Japan, 2Department of Radiological Technology, Tokushima Bunri University, Sanuki-city, Japan, 3Division of Pathology, Tokushima University Hospital, Tokushima, Japan


DCE-MRI of endometrial cancer including 41 low-grade type I cancers without squamous differentiation (LG) and 39 with squamous differentiation (LG_w/SD), and 20 high-grade type II cancers (HG) was retrospectively evaluated. Significant difference in the time-intensity curves was found between LG and HG, and LG and LG_w/SD, whereas no significant difference was seen between HG and LG_w/SD. Curve type 3 (initial signal rise which is steeper than that of the myometrium) was more frequent in HG (60%) and LG_w/SD (77%) than in LG (34%). It should be recognized as a pitfall that HG and LG_w/SD may show similar early strong enhancement.

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