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MRI of large cholesteatoma of the right ear

Case Study
Heggelman, Ben, M.D. Meander Medisch Centrum Amersfoort • Netherlands

Patient history

A patient with ear pain in the right middle ear underwent MRI on Ingenia 1.5T at Meander Medical Center in Amersfoort, The Netherlands. MRI was done to find out if there was an inflammation or a cholesteatoma.

MR examination

The patient was examined on Ingenia 1.5T.

Scan time of the Diffusion TSE sequence was 0:47 min.


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Diffusion TSE


Images show the large cholesteatoma in the right middle ear.

Clinical impact of Diffusion TSE Images

In our experience, looking only at the high signal on Diffusion TSE images may lead to some false positives, but correlation with a low ADC improves the specificity.

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Results from case studies are not predictive of results in other cases. Results in other cases may vary.

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Case Study
Ingenia 1.5T
ADC, cholesteatoma, Diffusion TSE, dStream, DWI, Ear, Neuro

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