Satoru Morita
   Department   School of Medicine(Tokyo Women's Medical University Hospital), School of Medicine
   Position   Assistant Professor
Article types Original article
Language English
Peer review Peer reviewed
Title Perfusion fraction of diffusion-weighted MRI for predicting the presence of blood supply in ovarian masses
Journal Formal name:J Magn Reson Imaging
ISSN code:1522-2586
Volume, Issue, Page 34(5),pp.1131-6
Author and coauthor Morita, S., Kojima, S., Hirata, M., Suzuki, K., Ueno, E.
Authorship Lead author,Corresponding author
Publication date 2011
Summary To evaluate whether perfusion fraction (PF) calculated with diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) predicts the presence of blood supply in ovarian masses.|PFs of 92 ovarian lesions in 53 patients administered gadolinium were retrospectively calculated with diffusion-weighted images at b-values of 0, 500, and 1000 sec/mm(2). PFs were compared between ovarian lesions, except for fat, with (n = 21) or without contrast enhancement (n = 57), using Student's t-test and receiver operating characteristics (ROC) curve analysis. Lesion enhancement rates of contrast-enhanced images at 30 and 180 seconds after gadolinium injection (ER(30sec) and ER(180sec)) and PFs were compared using Pearson's correlation coefficient.|PFs of the lesions with contrast enhancement were significantly higher than those without contrast enhancement (0.22 ± 0.09 and 0.02 ± 0.08, respectively, P < 0.0001). The ROC curve identified the best cutoff point for PF at 0.135 (95.2% sensitivity and 94.7% specificity) as a predictor of the contrast enhancement effect. The area under the ROC curve was 0.984. PF correlated moderately with ER(30sec) (0.62, y = 0.13x + 0.04, P < 0.0001) and ER(180sec) (0.74, y = 0.13x + 0.03, P < 0.0001).|PF calculated with diffusion-weighted images can potentially predict blood supply in ovarian masses.
DOI 10.1002/jmri.22695
Document No. 21932356