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Usefulness of post contrast three-dimensional fast field echo imaging compared with Dixon T2-weighted imaging for the evaluation of radiological depth of invasion in oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma: comparison with pathological depth of invasion assessment

Yusuke Kawashima, Masaaki Miyakoshi, Yoshihiro Kawabata , HIROKO INDO .

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Aim
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the most common malignancy of the oral cavity, with the tongue most commonly affected. Depth of invasion (DOI) is a predictor of cervical metastasis, recurrence, and disease-specific survival, and is a clinical criterion for performance of elective neck dissection in early oral SCC. Post-contrast three-dimensional fast field echo (3D-FFE) imaging and Dixon T2-weighted imaging may be useful to predict pathological DOI and can contribute to successful treatment and improved prognosis. The purpose of this study was to compare post-contrast 3D-FFE imaging with Dixon T2-weighted imaging for assessing radiological DOI, in relation to pathological DOI, in oral tongue SCC.
Methods
Twenty-two patients with tongue SCC were included in this study. The Wilcoxon signed-rank test was used to compare radiological DOI with pathological DOI, using both post-contrast 3D-FFE and Dixon T2-weighted imaging.
Results
The correlation coefficients between radiological and pathological DOIs were 0.79 (p < 0.01) using post-contrast 3D-FFE imaging and 0.72 (p < 0.01) using Dixon T2-weighted imaging. The correlation coefficient between radiological DOIs using post-contrast 3D-FFE imaging and Dixon T2-weighted imaging was 0.88 (p < 0.01). The mean difference of measured values between the radiological and pathological DOIs was 3.3 mm for post-contrast 3D-FFE imaging and 5.6 mm for Dixon T2-weighted imaging.
Conclusions
These data suggest that both post-contrast 3D-FFE imaging and Dixon T2-weighted imaging may be useful to provide DOI estimations in oral tongue SCC; however, post-contrast 3D-FFE imaging may be superior to Dixon T2-weighted imaging in these cases.

Key words: depth of invasion (DOI), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), oral tongue SCC


 
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Kawashima Y, Miyakoshi M, YK, HI, . Usefulness of post contrast three-dimensional fast field echo imaging compared with Dixon T2-weighted imaging for the evaluation of radiological depth of invasion in oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma: comparison with pathological depth of invasion assessment. A J Diagn Imaging. 2021; 7(3): 13-20. doi:10.5455/ajdi.20210203073815


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Kawashima Y, Miyakoshi M, YK, HI, . Usefulness of post contrast three-dimensional fast field echo imaging compared with Dixon T2-weighted imaging for the evaluation of radiological depth of invasion in oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma: comparison with pathological depth of invasion assessment. https://www.jdiagnosticimaging.com/?mno=51813 [Access: November 29, 2022]. doi:10.5455/ajdi.20210203073815


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Kawashima Y, Miyakoshi M, YK, HI, . Usefulness of post contrast three-dimensional fast field echo imaging compared with Dixon T2-weighted imaging for the evaluation of radiological depth of invasion in oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma: comparison with pathological depth of invasion assessment. A J Diagn Imaging. 2021; 7(3): 13-20. doi:10.5455/ajdi.20210203073815



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Kawashima Y, Miyakoshi M, YK, HI, . Usefulness of post contrast three-dimensional fast field echo imaging compared with Dixon T2-weighted imaging for the evaluation of radiological depth of invasion in oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma: comparison with pathological depth of invasion assessment. A J Diagn Imaging. (2021), [cited November 29, 2022]; 7(3): 13-20. doi:10.5455/ajdi.20210203073815



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Kawashima, Y., Miyakoshi, M., , Y. K., , H. I. & (2021) Usefulness of post contrast three-dimensional fast field echo imaging compared with Dixon T2-weighted imaging for the evaluation of radiological depth of invasion in oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma: comparison with pathological depth of invasion assessment. A J Diagn Imaging, 7 (3), 13-20. doi:10.5455/ajdi.20210203073815



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Kawashima, Yusuke, Masaaki Miyakoshi, Yoshihiro Kawabata, HIROKO INDO, and . 2021. Usefulness of post contrast three-dimensional fast field echo imaging compared with Dixon T2-weighted imaging for the evaluation of radiological depth of invasion in oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma: comparison with pathological depth of invasion assessment. American Journal of Diagnostic Imaging , 7 (3), 13-20. doi:10.5455/ajdi.20210203073815



Chicago Style

Kawashima, Yusuke, Masaaki Miyakoshi, Yoshihiro Kawabata, HIROKO INDO, and . "Usefulness of post contrast three-dimensional fast field echo imaging compared with Dixon T2-weighted imaging for the evaluation of radiological depth of invasion in oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma: comparison with pathological depth of invasion assessment." American Journal of Diagnostic Imaging 7 (2021), 13-20. doi:10.5455/ajdi.20210203073815



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Kawashima, Yusuke, Masaaki Miyakoshi, Yoshihiro Kawabata, HIROKO INDO, and . "Usefulness of post contrast three-dimensional fast field echo imaging compared with Dixon T2-weighted imaging for the evaluation of radiological depth of invasion in oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma: comparison with pathological depth of invasion assessment." American Journal of Diagnostic Imaging 7.3 (2021), 13-20. Print. doi:10.5455/ajdi.20210203073815



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Kawashima, Y., Miyakoshi, M., , Y. K., , H. I. & (2021) Usefulness of post contrast three-dimensional fast field echo imaging compared with Dixon T2-weighted imaging for the evaluation of radiological depth of invasion in oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma: comparison with pathological depth of invasion assessment. American Journal of Diagnostic Imaging , 7 (3), 13-20. doi:10.5455/ajdi.20210203073815