MRI for evaluation of scrotal pathology

Abstract

Since 1986, 205 patients, age 2–84 years, mean age 33 years, with scrotal pathology were examined by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). A 1.5-T Siemens Magnetom and specially designed external coils were used for obtaining T1- and T2-weighted images. Of these, 88 patients underwent MRI studies for suspicion of testicular cancer, and 117 for a variety of benign scrotal lesions. MRI studies yielded excellent diagnostic information of scrotal pathology: predictive value for diagnosing testicular cancer was 100% with 62% of correct differentiation between seminoma and non-seminomatous tumors. In future, the incidence of diagnostic surgical explorations of scrotal pathology can be reduced by MRI studies.

DOI: 10.1007/BF00299060

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@article{SchultzLampel1991MRIFE, title={MRI for evaluation of scrotal pathology}, author={Daniela Schultz-Lampel and Guy A. Bogaert and J. W. Th{\"{u}roff and Eugen Schlegel and Biron Cramer}, journal={Urological Research}, year={1991}, volume={19}, pages={289-292} }