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Radiol Med. 1997 Nov;94(5):496-502.

[Magnetic resonance with an endorectal coil and a fast spin echo sequence in the staging of prostatic carcinoma. The correlation with histopathological data].

[Article in Italian]

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U.O. Radiologia, Osp. S. Maria Nuova, Firenze.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

We investigated the accuracy of endorectal coil Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Fast Spin Echo (FSE) technique in staging prostate cancer.

MATERIAL AND METHODS:

MRI was performed in 70 patients with biopsy proved prostatic cancer. A total of 33 patients subsequently underwent radical prostatectomy. T2-weighted FSE sequences (TR 3400-4100, TE 120, Echo train length 13) were acquired in all patients. Axial, sagittal and coronal 4-5 mm images were obtained with 13-14 cm field of view and 256 x 256 matrix. Additional T1-weighted spin echo images were acquired in 9 patients. Lesion staging on MR images was performed according to the American Urological System. MR data were compared with the pathologic findings of whole-mount sections of the surgical specimens.

RESULTS:

Overall accuracy for endorectal coil MR imaging was 60%; ten cases were underestimated and 3 cases were overestimated. The sensitivity and the specificity of endorectal coil MRI in diagnosing capsular penetration were 77% and 81%, respectively. Seminal vesicle invasion was detected with 87% sensitivity and 96% specificity.

CONCLUSIONS:

Endorectal coil MRI provides a more accurate preoperative local staging.

PMID:
9465216
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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