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  • 2009-12-01

Relevance of MRI in prediction of malignancy of musculoskeletal system-A prospective evaluation

Background

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the role of MRI in musculoskeletal tumours, especially, in prediction of malignancy & to compare whether the diagnosis made on MRI correlates with the cytological/histopathological diagnosis.

Methods

50 consecutive patients presenting in the Outpatient and Inpatient department of the Department of Orthopaedics or Casualty of Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital, AMU, Aligarh, India were included in this study. They were subjected to MR examination on 1.5 Tesla superconducting system (MAGNETOM Avanto, Siemens). After localizer sequences, T1W and STIR images were obtained in longitudinal planes followed by T2W and post contrast T1W images in axial planes. Additional sequences were taken when required. Various imaging characteristics of tumours were evaluated statistically and their respective sensitivity and specificity in prediction of malignancy were obtained.

Link to complete publication here: https://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=view_citation&hl=en&user=LSnAkaUAAAAJ&citation_for_view=LSnAkaUAAAAJ:8k81kl-MbHgC

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