To assess the effectiveness of gadopentetate dimeglumine in the magnetic resonance (MR) imaging evaluation of soft-tissue masses without osseous involvement, 30 patients underwent MR imaging before and after administration of contrast material (0.1 mmol/kg). Of the 30 lesions, 22 were benign and eight were malignant; histologic confirmation was available in all lesions except one benign lesion. Overall, enhancement was detected in 26 (87%) of 30 lesions: 18 (82%) of the 22 benign lesions and eight (100%) of eight malignant lesions. Enhancement was characterized as homogeneous (two [11%] benign lesions, two [25%] malignant lesions), inhomogeneous (11 [61%] benign lesions, six [75%] malignant lesions), or peripheral (five [28%] benign lesions, no malignant lesions). Of the 19 lesions assessed for a change in enhancement over time, seven (37%) showed an increase and two (11%) showed a decrease in signal intensity. The authors conclude that benign and malignant soft-tissue lesions could not be differentiated solely on the basis of enhancement (pattern, degree, or time course).
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI|
|State||Published - May 1994|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology