Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2021; 25 (21): 6499-6528

DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_202111_27094

Diagnostic protocols in oncology: workup and treatment planning. Part 2: Abbreviated MR protocol

V. Granata, G. Bicchierai, R. Fusco, D. Cozzi, G. Grazzini, G. Danti, F. De Muzio, N. Maggialetti, O. Smorchkova, M. D’Elia, M.C. Brunese, R. Grassi, G. Giacobbe, F. Bruno, P. Palumbo, F. Grassi, L. Brunese, R. Grassi, V. Miele, A. Barile

Division of Radiology, “Istituto Nazionale Tumori IRCCS Fondazione Pascale – IRCCS di Napoli”, Naples, Italy. r.fusco@igeamedical.com


Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive imaging technique (non-ionizing radiation) with superior soft tissue contrasts and potential morphological and functional applications. However, long examination and interpretation times, as well as higher costs, still represent barriers to MRI use in clinical routine. Abbreviated MRI protocols have emerged as an alternative to standard MRI protocols. Abbreviated MRI protocols eliminate redundant sequences that negatively affect cost, acquisition time, patient comfort. However, the diagnostic information is generally not compromised. Abbreviated MRI protocols have already been utilized for hepatocellular carcinoma, for prostate cancer detection, and for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease screening.

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V. Granata, G. Bicchierai, R. Fusco, D. Cozzi, G. Grazzini, G. Danti, F. De Muzio, N. Maggialetti, O. Smorchkova, M. D’Elia, M.C. Brunese, R. Grassi, G. Giacobbe, F. Bruno, P. Palumbo, F. Grassi, L. Brunese, R. Grassi, V. Miele, A. Barile
Diagnostic protocols in oncology: workup and treatment planning. Part 2: Abbreviated MR protocol

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Year: 2021
Vol. 25 - N. 21
Pages: 6499-6528
DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_202111_27094