Anatomical, Imagistic and Structural Study of Pharamagnetic Substances in Cervical Tumors

Delia Hinganu, Marius Valeriu Hinganu, Elena Mihalceanu, Alina Mihaela Calin, Alexandra Pangal, Gabriel Costachescu, Aurelia Romila
2018 Revista de Chimie  
Along with the findings of recent years in medical imaging, a wide range of contrast agents have been developed and used in order to improve the quality of the images acquired and to get a diagnosis with the highest accuracy. Modern substances used in nuclear magnetic resonance imaging contain ions with one or more free electrons, which have fewer side effects and are eliminated by the kidney in a short time. This is used in MRI practice in T1 section, where these substances reduce relaxation
more » ... reduce relaxation time and increase signal strength. Our study included a group of 17 patients diagnosed with cervical cancer, who were also investigated by MRI technique with paramagnetic contrast agents. We followed the cervix-related aspects in the T1 and T2 sections and applied the EMVI score criteria to determine the level of extramural invasion of the blood vessels. The results are conclusive in the advanced stages of the disease when EMVI staging criteria are similar to those of TNM.
doi:10.37358/rc.18.3.6182 fatcat:cmfn5dig2fek5pmm56q5fupzw4