Magnetic resonance chemical shift imaging in bone and soft tissue tumours

T. Ozaki, S. Sugihara, M. Hamada, M. Akiyama, H. Inoue

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A study was carried out in 14 patients to assess the location and differential diagnosis of bone and soft tissue tumours with a 0.5 Tesla scanner using water and fat images obtained by the three-point Dixon technique. We compared the magnetic resonance imaging findings obtained with this technique with conventional MRI, T1-T2-weighted images, and gadalinium-diethylenetriamine penta-acetic acid enhanced T1-weighted images. Localisation was better with the three-point Dixon technique than with conventional magnetic resonance imaging. Differentiation between the fat and water component around the tumour was possible. The gadalinium-diethylenetriamine penta-acetic acid enhanced water images were very sensitive to enhancement of the tissue. The three-point Dixon technique is useful when the tumour area is difficult to detect by conventional magnetic resonance imaging and information about its components is needed; these images can be made at the low magnet field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-13
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Orthopaedics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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