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Magn Reson Med. 2016 Aug;76(2):602-12. doi: 10.1002/mrm.25905. Epub 2015 Aug 29.

q-space MR imaging of gastric carcinoma ex vivo: Correlation with histopathologic findings.

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1
Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Graduate School, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan.
2
Department of Physiology, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.
3
Central Institute for Experimental Animals, Kanagawa, Japan.
4
Department of Pediatrics, Perinatal and Maternal Medicine, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan.
5
Department of Gastric Surgery, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan.
6
Department of Pathology, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan.
7
Department of Esophageal Surgery, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this study was to establish the feasibility of q-space imaging (QSI) as a method of assessing the depth of mural invasion, histologic grade, and the presence of lymph node metastasis in gastric carcinomas.

METHODS:

A 7.0 Tesla MR imaging system was used to investigate 20 gastric specimens containing a carcinoma. QSI was performed by using the following parameters: 50-60 mm × 25-30 mm field of view, 2-mm section thickness, 256 × 128 matrix, 10 b values in the 0-7163 s/mm(2) range, which corresponded to q values of 0-1026/cm, and motion-probing gradients perpendicular to the gastric wall. The MR images and the histopathologic findings were then compared.

RESULTS:

The depth of tumor invasion of the gastric wall in all 20 carcinomas (100%) was established by using mean displacement, zero-displacement probability, and kurtosis maps. The QSI parameters were significantly correlated with the histologic grades of the gastric carcinomas (all P < 0.001). The QSI parameters made it possible to differentiate between metastatic and nonmetastatic lymph nodes (all P = 0.001).

CONCLUSION:

Ex vivo QSI facilitates excellent diagnostics for evaluating gastric carcinomas in terms of mural invasion, histologic grade, and the presence of lymph node metastasis. Magn Reson Med 76:602-612, 2016. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

KEYWORDS:

MR imaging; diffusion-weighted imaging; gastric carcinoma; q-space imaging; stomach

PMID:
26332305
DOI:
10.1002/mrm.25905
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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