Diagnostic accuracy and sensitivity of diffusion-weighted and of gadoxetic acid-enhanced 3-T MR imaging alone or in combination in the detection of small liver metastasis (≤ 1.5 cm in diameter).

@article{Kim2012DiagnosticAA,
  title={Diagnostic accuracy and sensitivity of diffusion-weighted and of gadoxetic acid-enhanced 3-T MR imaging alone or in combination in the detection of small liver metastasis (≤ 1.5 cm in diameter).},
  author={Young Kon Kim and Min Woo Lee and Won J. Lee and Seong Keun Kim and Hyunchul Rhim and Jae Hoon Lim and Dongil Choi and Young-sun Kim and Kyung Mi Jang and Soon Jin Lee and Hyo Keun Lim},
  journal={Investigative radiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={47 3},
  pages={159-66}
}
PURPOSE To compare the diagnostic accuracy and sensitivity of combined gadoxetic acid-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) with each imaging approach alone for detecting small hepatic metastases (≤ 1.5 cm). MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional review board approved this retrospective study and waived informed patient consent. Eighty-six patients with 179 liver metastases underwent liver MRI including unenhanced and gadoxetic acid-enhanced imaging and… CONTINUE READING