Journal of Clinical Medicine Research, ISSN 1918-3003 print, 1918-3011 online, Open Access
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Original Article

Volume 5, Number 1, February 2013, pages 49-56

An Aid to Decision-Making in Therapy of Retroperitoneal Fibrosis: Dynamic Enhancement Analysis of Gadolinium MRI


Figure 1.
Figure 1. (a) After contrast injection, DEA recorded contrast enhancement of IRF (ROI 1) and psoas muscle (ROI 2), which generates typical curves of the dynamic intensities by the “Mean-Curve” software package. (b) DEA shows a high DEQ in a patient before the start of medical treatment with prednisone. (c) After 3 months the retroperitoneal mass is significantly reduced, as is the DEQ. (d) At 6 months the mass shows no further reduction and the DEQ is changed only slightly.