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Clin Imaging. 2012 Sep-Oct;36(5):532-8. doi: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2011.11.018. Epub 2012 Jun 8.

Differentiation between pelvic abscesses and pelvic tumors with diffusion-weighted MR imaging: a preliminary study.

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Department of Radiology, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, ROC.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

Use diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in differentiating pelvic abscess from pelvic cystic tumor.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

Patients with pelvic abscess (n=23) or pelvic cystic tumor (n=15) who underwent diffusion-weighted MRI were reviewed.

RESULTS:

Pelvic abscesses showed hyperintensity on diffusion-weighted MRI and hypointensity on apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) map. The mean ADC values of fluid in pelvic abscess and pelvic tumors were 0.73 ± 0.15 × 10(-3) and 2.27 ± 0.45 × 10(-3) mm(2)/s, respectively. Pelvic abscesses had significantly lower ADC values than pelvic cystic tumors (P<.001).

CONCLUSION:

Diffusion-weighted MRI provides a noncontrast method for interpreting pelvic cystic lesions.

PMID:
22920358
DOI:
10.1016/j.clinimag.2011.11.018
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