NetForum uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue to use the site, we'll assume that you are happy to receive these cookies on the NetForum website. Read about our cookies.
NetForum Community
Learn. Share. Optimize.
Log in | Sign up now | Submit content | Contact
Go to similar content

Image fusion for bone metastasis

Case Study
Dr. Pans, Steven, M.D. Leuven, University of Leuven

Patient history

A 42-year-old female with breast cancer and pelvic pain underwent an MR examination on the Achieva 3.0T TX with MultiTransmit at Leuven University Hospital, Belgium.

MR examination

The Achieva 3.0T TX with SENSE Torso XL coil was used.
The patient was positioned supine, feet first.

Sequences used are coronal and tranverse STIR and T1, DWI (six b-values), coronal and transverse T1 after contrast. The total scan time was 25 minutes.

Images

Click on an image to enlarge it
 T1 STIR
T1
STIR
 DWI b1000 DWI + T1
DWI b1000
DWI + T1

Two bone lesions are seen on the STIR and T1-weighted images.
The DWI b1000 image shows a hyperintense signal, which makes the lesion highly suspicious.

Image fusion (software on the Philips console) makes it much easier to make out suspicious lesions.

Diagnosis

MRI helped to visualize suspicious bone lesions.

Clinical impact of the Achieva 3.0T TX with MultiTransmit

The Leuven team is particularly impressed with DWI and WB DWI on the Philips Achieva 3.0T TX

system. Almost every patient with bone or soft tissue tumor in the department is scanned with DWI.

On the Achieva 3.0T TX, including DWI adds no more than about 3 minutes to the scan, rather than the 10 to 12 minutes extra on a system without MultiTransmit.

The image fusion software on the Philips console makes it much easier to make out suspicious lesions.

Related reading:



This content has been made possible by NetForum Community.
Share this on: Share your link in twitter Share your link in facebook Share your link on LinkedIn Print Rate this article: Log in to vote

 
Rating:
Votes:
0
Views:
1407
Added:
Jun 10, 2011

Rate this:
Log in to vote
 

Case Study
Achieva 3.0T
Release 2, Release 3
Quasar Dual
Body, bone metastasis, Breast, Musculoskeletal, Oncology, Pelvis
 

Clinical News
Best Practices
Case Studies
Publications and Abstracts
White Papers
Web seminars and Presentations
ExamCards
Protocols
Application Tips and FAQ
Training
Try an Application
Business News
Case Studies
White Papers
Web Seminars and Presentations
Utilization Services
Contributing Professionals
Contributing Institutions
Become a Contributor