MR characterization of adrenal masses: field strength and pulse sequence considerations.


The authors evaluated the ability of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging at 1.5 T to characterize 28 adrenal masses, using several variables: signal intensity ratios (adrenal/liver and adrenal/fat) on T2- and T1-weighted images, and the calculated T2 relaxation time of the adrenal mass. Signal intensity ratios were unreliable in distinguishing adenomas from… (More)