Staging of urinary bladder neoplasms with MR imaging: is Gd-DTPA helpful?

@article{Neuerburg1991StagingOU,
  title={Staging of urinary bladder neoplasms with MR imaging: is Gd-DTPA helpful?},
  author={J M Neuerburg and K. Bohndorf and Min Sohn and F Teufl and Rolf W. G{\"u}nther},
  journal={Journal of computer assisted tomography},
  year={1991},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={780-6}
}
This study was performed to investigate whether intravenous administration of Gd-DTPA can improve the accuracy of MR imaging in the detection and staging of bladder neoplasms. In 68 patients with suspected urinary bladder neoplasms, MR examinations were performed with T1-weighted SE sequences before and after intravenous administration of Gd-DTPA. The findings were compared with surgical staging using the TNM classification. Overall staging accuracy of contrast enhanced MR was 46%; if stages Ta… CONTINUE READING