Purpose: To compare half-Fourier acquisition single-shot turbo spin-echo thoracic MRI (HASTE-MRI) with chest x-ray (CXR). Methods: A total of 287 patients (median age 53 years) undergoing both axial HASTE-MRI and CXR (<7 days apart) were retrospectively analyzed. Pulmonary nodules and consolidations, pleural effusion, and cardiac or aortic enlargement were considered. Detection rate (DR) and intra- and inter-technique agreement for both HASTE-MRI and CXR, were assessed. Results: Pulmonary nodule DR was 1.7% (5/287) at both techniques (perfect inter-technique agreement); inter-reader agreement was perfect for HASTE-MRI (κ = 1.000) and modest for CXR (κ = 0.393). Pleural effusion DR at HASTE-MRI (19.1%, 55/287) was higher (p < 0.001) than at CXR (13.9%, 40/287), but their agreement was almost perfect (κ = 0.812); inter-reader agreement was almost perfect for HASTE-MRI (κ = 0.902) and substantial for CXR (κ = 0.773). Pulmonary consolidation DR at HASTE-MRI (8.4%, 24/287) was similar (p = 0.625) to that at CXR (7.7%, 22/287), with an almost perfect inter-technique agreement (κ = 0.905); inter-reader agreement was moderate for both HASTE-MRI (κ = 0.639) and CXR (κ = 0.554). Cardiac enlargement DR at HASTE-MRI (45.3%, 130/287) was borderline significantly lower (p = 0.057) than that at CXR (48.1%, 138/287), with an almost perfect inter-technique agreement (κ = 0.902); inter-reader agreement was substantial for both HASTE-MRI (κ = 0.798) and CXR (κ = 0.744). Aortic dilation DR at HASTE-MRI (17.7%, 51/287) was significantly higher (p < 0.001) than that at CXR (9.7%, 28/287), with a substantial inter-technique agreement (κ = 0.648); inter-reader agreement was moderate for both HASTE-MRI (κ = 0.724) and CXR (κ = 0.346). Conclusion: HASTE-MRI and CXR showed at least a comparable DR for thoracic cardiac and non-cardiac findings.
Fast thoracic MRI as an alternative to chest x-ray : A retrospective evaluation of 287 patients / M. Ali, C.B. Monti, F. Secchi, R. Spairani, M. Speciani, G. Di Leo, F. Sardanelli. - In: CLINICAL IMAGING. - ISSN 0899-7071. - 60:2(2020), pp. 244-248.
|Titolo:||Fast thoracic MRI as an alternative to chest x-ray : A retrospective evaluation of 287 patients|
ALI', MARCO (Corresponding)
SARDANELLI, FRANCESCO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Chest x-ray; Detection rate; HASTE sequence; Magnetic resonance imaging|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/36 - Diagnostica per Immagini e Radioterapia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clinimag.2019.12.016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|