AffiliationDepartment of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Manchester.
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AbstractT1 and T2 relaxation times have been calculated in 30 patients with rectal carcinoma and seven patients with a fibrotic pelvic mass. The relaxation times were calculated using a multipoint iterative method with data from seven total saturation recovery and six spin-echo sequences. The results show that the calculated T1 relaxation value is a useful discriminant between carcinoma and pelvic fibrosis and should improve the detection of early tumour recurrence.
CitationQuantitative magnetic resonance imaging in rectal carcinoma. 1987, 60 (716):761-4 Br J Radiol
JournalBritish Journal of Radiology
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