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Comparison of gadoxetic acid-enhanced dynamic imaging and diffusion-weighted imaging for the preoperative evaluation of colorectal liver metastases.

 Woo-Suk Chung  ;  Myeong-Jin Kim  ;  Ki Whang Kim  ;  Jin-Young Choi  ;  Mi-Suk Park  ;  Yeo-Eun Kim  ;  Yong Eun Chung 
 Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Vol.34(2) : 345-353, 2011 
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 Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 
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PURPOSE: To retrospectively compare the diagnostic accuracy for the detection of colorectal liver metastases between gadoxetic acid-enhanced MRI (EOB-MRI) and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) on 3.0 Tesla (T) system, and then to determine whether a combination of the two techniques may improve the diagnostic performance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-seven patients underwent MR imaging at 3.0T, including DWI (DWI set) and dynamic and hepatobiliary phase EOB-MRI (EOB set) for the preoperative evaluation of colorectal liver metastases. All suspicious metastases were confirmed by hepatic surgery. Two blinded readers independently reviewed three different image sets, which consisted of DWI set, EOB set, and combined set. The accuracy was assessed by the area (Az) under the alternative-free response receiver operating characteristic curve, and the sensitivity and positive predictive value (PPV) were calculated. RESULTS: We found a total of 78 confirmed colorectal liver metastases in 42 of 47 patients. Each reader noted higher diagnostic accuracy of combined set of EOB-MRI and DWI than DWI set and EOB set, without statistical significance. Regardless of the size of colorectal liver metastasis, each reader detected significantly more metastases on combined set than on DWI set, and PPV was significantly higher with DWI set than with EOB set or with combined set for one reader. CONCLUSION: EOB-MRI was more useful for the detection of colorectal liver metastases, while DWI was more useful for their characterization. The combination of EOB-MRI and DWI showed significantly higher accuracy and sensitivity for the preoperative detection of small colorectal liver metastases than DWI.
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김기황(Kim, Ki Whang) ; 김명진(Kim, Myeong Jin) ; 김여은(Kim, Yeo Eun) ; 박미숙(Park, Mi Sook) ; 정용은(Chung, Yong Eun) ; 정우석(Chung, Woo Seok) ; 최진영(Choi, Jin Young)
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