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Scan-rescan variability in perfusion assessment of tumors in MRI using both model and data-derived arterial input functions.
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PMID:  18777526     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To evaluate the contribution to scan-rescan coefficient of variation (CV) of patient-specific arterial input function (AIF) measurement in dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) data, and to determine whether any advantage or disadvantage to using a data-derived arterial input function is related to the anatomical location of the target lesion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two methods are presented for the calculation of perfusion parameters from DCE-MRI data using a two-compartment model. The first method makes use of a single-model AIF across all study data sets, while the second uses an automated process to derive an AIF specific to each data set. Both methods are applied to the analysis of a 25-subject scan-rescan study of patients with advanced solid tumors located in either the lungs or the liver. The parameters of interest in this study are the volume transfer constant between arterial plasma and extracellular extravascular space (Ktrans) and the blood-normalized initial area under the tumor enhancement curve over the first 90 seconds postinjection (IAUCBN90). RESULTS: The use of a data-derived AIF reduces the visit-to-visit CV in both parameters for liver lesions by approximately 70% while the improvement is less than 20% for lung lesions. CONCLUSION: The use of a data-derived AIF in the analysis of DCE-MRI data provides a substantial reduction in scan-rescan CV in the measurement of vascular parameters such as Ktrans and IAUCBN90. These results show a much larger advantage in the liver than in the lungs. However, this difference is largely driven by a small number of outliers, and may be spurious.
Edward Ashton; David Raunig; Chaan Ng; Fredrick Kelcz; Teresa McShane; Jeffrey Evelhoch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1053-1807     ISO Abbreviation:  J Magn Reson Imaging     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-15     Completed Date:  2008-12-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9105850     Medline TA:  J Magn Reson Imaging     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  791-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright (c) 2008 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
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MeSH Terms
Computer Simulation
Image Enhancement / methods
Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted / methods*
Liver Neoplasms / diagnosis*
Lung Neoplasms / diagnosis*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
Models, Biological*
Perfusion Imaging / methods*
Reproducibility of Results
Sensitivity and Specificity
Young Adult

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