Optimized time-resolved 3D contrast-enhanced MRA at 3T: appreciating the feasibility of assessing cervical paragangliomas.

Jean-Christophe Ferré 1, 2, * J.-F. Brunet 1 Béatrice Carsin-Nicol 1 Antoine Larralde 1 Benoit Godey 3 Jean-Yves Gauvrit 1, 2
* Corresponding author
2 VisAGeS - Vision, Action et Gestion d'informations en Santé
INSERM - Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale : U746, Inria Rennes – Bretagne Atlantique , IRISA-D5 - SIGNAUX ET IMAGES NUMÉRIQUES, ROBOTIQUE
Abstract : OBJECTIVES: To describe an optimized 3D time-resolved contrast-enhanced MR angiography (3D TR-CE-MRA) at 3T in diagnosing head and neck paragangliomas and assessing their morphology and relation to neighboring vessels. METHODS: In a prospective study, eight consecutive patients presenting cranial cervical masses suspected to be 10 paragangliomas were examined with 3D TR-CE-MRA at 3T. Two neuroradiologists evaluated the overall image quality, the presence of a paraganglioma, the maximum diameter, as well as the vessel invasion. RESULTS: In all of the cases, the overall image quality was scored as good. The tumors (n=10) were all visualized and localized. The mean maximum diameter was 32.7mm [range 7-80]. Vessel invasion was assessed as uncertain in one case and improbable in nine cases. CONCLUSION: 3D TR-CE-MRA at 3T associated with conventional sequences facilitates a comprehensive investigation of paragangliomas, thus providing the anatomical and functional information.
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Jean-Christophe Ferré, J.-F. Brunet, Béatrice Carsin-Nicol, Antoine Larralde, Benoit Godey, et al.. Optimized time-resolved 3D contrast-enhanced MRA at 3T: appreciating the feasibility of assessing cervical paragangliomas.. Journal de Neuroradiologie / Journal of Neuroradiology, Elsevier Masson, 2010, 37 (2), pp.104-8. ⟨10.1016/j.neurad.2009.08.004⟩. ⟨inserm-00723814⟩

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