La Risonanza Magnetica nella diagnosi e nel follow-up dei sarcomi dei tessuti molli.

Translated title of the contribution: Magnetic resonance in the diagnosis and follow-up of soft-tissue sarcomas

I. Marano, A. Brunetti, M. Covello, G. Belfiore, S. Giovine, M. Salvatore

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The authors analyze the advantages of MR imaging in the detection, staging and follow-up of malignant soft-tissue sarcomas. The role of MR imaging is retrospectively evaluated in 34 patients (16 men and 18 women) ranging in age from 3 to 82 years (mean: 38); 19 of them had a primary neoplasm, while the extant 15 patients were examined after surgery, and residual or recurrent tumors were present. Ten examinations were performed on an 0.5 T imager (CGR Magniscan 5000), and 27 were obtained with a 1.5 T system (Magnetom 42 SP Siemens). In all cases T1 and T2 sequences were acquired; in 3 patients T1-weighted sequences were performed after Gd-DTPA administration. In the 19 patients with primary tumors pathologic specimens were obtained. The value of MR imaging in the evaluation and characterization of soft-tissue sarcomas and its capabilities in detecting neurovascular encasement and bone involvement are discussed. Post-Gd-DTPA scans may help in the differentiation of necrotic areas from active tumors. MR diagnostic criteria of malignancy, including tissue heterogeneity and irregular margins, were not fulfilled in 3 of the studied cases.

Translated title of the contributionMagnetic resonance in the diagnosis and follow-up of soft-tissue sarcomas
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)15-21
Number of pages7
JournalRadiologia Medica
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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