Added value of DCE-MRI in the management of cystic-cavitary lung lesions

KARAMAN A. , ARAZ Ö. , Durur-Subasi I. , ALPER F. , Subasi M., Karakaya A. D. , ...More

RESPIROLOGY, vol.21, no.4, pp.739-745, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/resp.12717
  • Title of Journal : RESPIROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.739-745
  • Keywords: biopsy, computerized tomography, cystic-cavitary lung lesion, dynamic contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging, SOLITARY PULMONARY NODULES, ENHANCEMENT PATTERNS, COMPUTED-TOMOGRAPHY, CAVITIES, DIAGNOSIS, CANCER


Background and objectiveWe evaluated the added value of dynamic contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) to CT in the evaluation of cystic-cavitary lung lesions. We aimed to compare morphological parameters, including wall thickness and inner wall irregularity, and to determine whether DCE-MRI with morphological and dynamic parameters was useful in indeterminate lesions. We also aimed to investigate the added value of DCE-MRI in terms of whether to biopsy, and if so the site of biopsy.