Experimental hepatic tumor necrosis. Comparison of spin-echo and pulsed magnetization transfer contrast magnetic resonance imaging.

RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES We compared the effectiveness of pulsed magnetization transfer contrast (MTC) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spin-echo MRI in detecting tumor necrosis. METHODS Adenocarcinoma cells were transplanted in the livers of 12 syngenic BDIX rats. To induce various degrees of tumor necrosis, the rats were randomly assigned to the… CONTINUE READING