Diagnostic value of gadopentetate dimeglumine for 1.5-T MR imaging of musculoskeletal masses: comparison with unenhanced T1- and T2-weighted imaging.


Three magnetic resonance (MR) imaging techniques (T1-weighted, T2-weighted, and T1-weighted gadopentetate dimeglumine--enhanced) were compared in 32 consecutive MR imaging studies of 26 patients with suspected musculoskeletal masses. T2-weighted images were superior to T1-weighted enhanced images with respect to detection and definition of lesions in 12% of… (More)