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Value of MUSE technique in improving diffusion tensor imaging quality of glioma
YU Yang  ZHAO Cheng  LI Qiongge  QI Zhigang  ZHANG Miao  WU Tao  LU Jie 

Cite this article as: Yu Y, Zhao C, Li QG, et al. Value of MUSE technique in improving diffusion tensor imaging quality of glioma[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2022, 13(10): 164-168. DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.10.025.


[Abstract] Objective To investigate the application of multiplexed sensitivity encoding diffusion tensor imaging (MUSE DTI) in improving the image quality of the peripheral area of intracranial gliomas and displaying the peritumoral white matter fiber bundles.Materials and Methods Twenty-one patients with glioma confirmed by surgical pathology in our hospital from 2021 January to June were prospectively enrolled. MUSE DTI sequence and conventional single shot echo planner imaging diffusion tensor imaging (SS-EPI DTI) sequence imaging were scanned respectively, and the whole-brain white matter fiber tract reconstruction was proceeded on the DTI images of the two groups. The image quality of glioma peripheral area scanned by MUSE DTI and SS-EPI DTI was double-blind evaluated by two senior radiologists. The evaluation includes image definition, distortion degree and magnetic susceptibility artifact, whether the reconstructed white matter fiber was consistent with the structural images. Then, the signal to noise ratio (SNR) and fiber density index (FDi) of the surrounding area of the tumor were measured quantitatively. The comprehensive quality score of the two groups of images was analyzed by Mann Whitney U test. The SNR and FDi of glioma peripheral areas in the two groups were analyzed by paired t-test (when P<0.05, it was considered statistically significant).Results The image quality score of MUSE DTI and SS-EPI DTI were 4 (4, 5), 3 (2, 3) [M (P25, P75), Z=0.87, P<0.01]. The SNR of the peritumoral area was 65.43±32.91 and 23.41±21.21 (P<0.01). The FDi values were 0.83±0.87, 0.68±0.71 (P<0.05). The comprehensive quality scores of the two groups of images, SNR and FDi values of the surrounding areas of the tumor had statistically differences.Conclusions MUSE DTI can enhance the image quality of the area around glioma, improve the visualization accuracy of white matter fiber bundles around the tumor, and provide accurate imaging evidence for clinical diagnosis and treatment.
[Keywords] glioma;white matter fiber tracts;fiber tract density;multivariate sensitivity coding technique;diffusion tensor imaging;magnetic resonance imaging

YU Yang1, 2   ZHAO Cheng1, 2   LI Qiongge1, 2   QI Zhigang1, 2   ZHANG Miao1, 2   WU Tao3   LU Jie1, 2*  

1 Department of Radiology and Nucler Medicine, Beijing 100053, China

2 Beijing Key Laboratory of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Brain Informatics, Xuanwu Hospital Capital Medical University, Beijing 100053, China

3 MR Clinical Marketing Department of General Electric Medical (China) Co., Ltd, Beijing 100176, China

Lu J, E-mail: imaginglu@hotmail.com

Conflicts of interest   None.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS  ANKNOWLEDGMENTS Leading Talents Project from Huizhi Ascent Support Plan of Xuanwu Hospital HZ2021ZCLJ005
Received  2022-06-08
Accepted  2022-10-13
DOI: 10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.10.025
Cite this article as: Yu Y, Zhao C, Li QG, et al. Value of MUSE technique in improving diffusion tensor imaging quality of glioma[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2022, 13(10): 164-168.DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.10.025

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