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3.0 T prostate MRI: Visual assessment of 2D and 3D T2-weighted imaging sequences using PI-QUAL score

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Purpose: Comparing 2D and 3D T2 weighted sequences in terms of image quality in 3.0 T MRI with readers of varied experiences, using PI-QUAL inspired criteria. Methods: 91 male patients with suspected prostate cancer (PCa) underwent diagnostic prostate MRI on a 3.0 T MR system using a 32-channel phased-array torso coil before prostate biopsy. MRI protocol included 3D T2w images, axial 2D T2w images, axial diffusion-weighted images (DWI) with the corresponding ADC apparent diffusion coefficient maps, and axial dynamic contrast enhanced images. 3D T2w and 2D T2w imaging were compared by 4 radiologists using a Likert scale for image quality (overall anatomy, delineation of capsule, seminal vesicles, ejaculatory ducts, sphincter muscle, artifacts), tumor delimitation and conspicuity. Results: No significant differences in terms of overall quality between 3D and 2D T2w images were found. However 2D T2w demonstrated higher rating than 3D T2w images as for the image quality of the external capsule, sphincter muscle and ejaculatory ducts delineation (p < 0.05). Conclusion: 3D T2w sequence can’t replace 2D T2w sequence, despite good quality images but it remains more prone to artifacts. Quality of 2D T2w sequences was substantially superior to 3D sequences for delineation of key structures as external capsule, sphincter muscle. The use of PI-QUAL criteria allows reproducible analysis of the quality of T2 weighted images.
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hal-04162794 , version 1 (16-07-2023)

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Nina Brillat-Savarin, Carine Wu, Laurène Aupin, Camille Thoumin, Dimitri Hamzaoui, et al.. 3.0 T prostate MRI: Visual assessment of 2D and 3D T2-weighted imaging sequences using PI-QUAL score. European Journal of Radiology, 2023, 166, pp.110974. ⟨10.1016/j.ejrad.2023.110974⟩. ⟨hal-04162794⟩
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