B-0745 - Diagnostic value of high-field MRI for Peyronie’s disease
Purpose: To analyze the MRI findings of Peyronie’s disease and further to investigate the diagnostic value by using 3.0 Tesla MR.
Methods and materials: 14 patients with clinically diagnosed Peyronie’s disease underwent 3.0T MR examination using a small surface coil (11cm) were included. MR Imaging protocol included routine sequences (T1WI, T2WI and enhanced T1WI) and susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI) was performed. Each patient received 2-4 tim[...]
Results: A total of 25 penile plaques of 14 patients were found by MRI. There were 3 cases with 7 inflammatory plaques, 4 cases with 8 fibrotic plaques, and 7 cases with 10 calcified plaques. All those 10 calcified plaques showed hypo-intense signal on SWI. Plaques with calcification can be stably detected b[...]
Conclusion: High field MRI can provide high diagnostic sensitivity and accuracy for Peyronie’s disease since plaques in different stage can be detected by using multi-parametric MRI.
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