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Pediatric spine with neuroblastoma

Case Study
Koyama, Takashi, M.D., Ph.D. Kurashiki Central Hospital • Japan
Kumashiro, Masayuki, Ph.D. Kurashiki Central Hospital • Japan
Fukushima, Sachi, R.T. Kurashiki Central Hospital • Japan

Patient history

A child with neuroblastoma underwent MRI on Ingenia 1.5T at Kurashiki Central Hospital, Japan.

MR examination

Compressed SENSE was used to reduce scan time while maintaining the high resolution for 2D mDIXON, 3D SpineVIEW and e-THRIVE in this case. 
As this was one of the first patients scanned with Compressed SENSE, 3D SpineVIEW was acquired with and without Compressed SENSE to allow comparison.

Comparing images with and without Compressed SENSE

SENSE 2 T2W 3D SpineVIEW<br>
SENSE 2 <br>
Scan time 4:29 min.<br><br>Compressed SENSE 4 T2W 3D SpineVIEW<br>
C-SENSE 4 <br>
Scan time only 2:52 min.
Compressed SENSE 4
T2W 3D SpineVIEW
Scan time 4:29 min.

T2W 3D SpineVIEW
Scan time only 2:52 min.
SENSE 2 Sag recon T2W SpineVIEW<br>
 <br>With Compresessed SENSE Sag recon T2W SpineVIEW<br>
Voxel size 0.8 x 1.0 x 1.0 mm <br><br>With Compresessed SENSE Axial MPR T2W SpineVIEW
With Compresessed SENSE
With Compresessed SENSE
Sag recon T2W SpineVIEW

Sag recon T2W SpineVIEW
Voxel size 0.8 x 1.0 x 1.0 mm

Axial MPR T2W SpineVIEW

Images with Compressed SENSE

T2W mDIXON TSE with Compressed SENSE C-SENSE 2.5, 3:42 min. <br>
T2W mDIXON TSE with Compressed SENSE
C-SENSE 2.5, 3:42 min.


The highly detailed images allowed the radiologist to make a quick and confident assessment of the position of the nerve and the tumor. Especially important for a pediatric patient, is that a shorter scan time also allowed to keep the sedation time as short as possible.

Impact of Compressed SENSE

Although the Compressed SENSE sequence was significantly faster, the acquired and reconstructed 3D SpineVIEW images show virtually the same image quality.
Read more:

FieldStrength article: High quality and fast scanning with Compressed SENSE at KCH




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
3D SpineVIEW, Compressed SENSE, e-THRIVE, Neuro, neuroblastoma, Pediatric

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