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Detection and characterization of focal hepatic lesions by T2-weighted imaging: comparison of navigator-triggered turbo spin-echo, breath-hold turbo spin-echo, and HASTE sequences

  • Ho Yun Lee
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    Department of Radiology and Institute of Radiation Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Clinical Research Institute, Seoul National University Hospital, 28, Yongon-dong, Chongno-gu, Seoul 110-744, Korea
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  • Jeong Min Lee
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    Corresponding author. Department of Radiology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, 28 Yongon-dong, Chongno-gu, Seoul 110-744, Korea. Tel.: +82 2 2072 3154; fax: +82 2 743 6385.
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    Department of Radiology and Institute of Radiation Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Clinical Research Institute, Seoul National University Hospital, 28, Yongon-dong, Chongno-gu, Seoul 110-744, Korea
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  • Se Hyung Kim
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    Department of Radiology and Institute of Radiation Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Clinical Research Institute, Seoul National University Hospital, 28, Yongon-dong, Chongno-gu, Seoul 110-744, Korea
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  • Kyung Sook Shin
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    Department of Radiology, Chungnam National University Hospital, Daejeon, Korea
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  • Jae Young Lee
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    Department of Radiology and Institute of Radiation Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Clinical Research Institute, Seoul National University Hospital, 28, Yongon-dong, Chongno-gu, Seoul 110-744, Korea
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  • Joon Koo Han
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    Department of Radiology and Institute of Radiation Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Clinical Research Institute, Seoul National University Hospital, 28, Yongon-dong, Chongno-gu, Seoul 110-744, Korea
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  • Byung Ihn Choi
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    Department of Radiology and Institute of Radiation Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Clinical Research Institute, Seoul National University Hospital, 28, Yongon-dong, Chongno-gu, Seoul 110-744, Korea
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Published:February 09, 2009DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinimag.2008.10.031

      Abstract

      The aim of this study is to evaluate the diagnostic performance of T2-weighted (T2-w) images obtained using navigator-triggered turbo spin-echo (TSE), breath-hold TSE (BH-TSE), and BH haft-Fourier single-shot TSE sequences for the detection and characterization of focal hepatic lesions. Two blinded reviewers independently analyzed three types of T2-w image sets totaling 86 solid and 75 nonsolid lesions in 59 patients. Receiver operating characteristic curves were established to analyze reviewer and sequence results.

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