Title of article :
Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging to evaluate microvascular density after transarterial embolization ablation in a rabbit VX2 liver tumor model
Qian، نويسنده , , Ting and Chen، نويسنده , , Maozhen and Gao، نويسنده , , Feng and Meng، نويسنده , , Fanhua and Gao، نويسنده , , Xiaohui and Yin، نويسنده , , Huabin، نويسنده ,
Issue Information :
روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2014
luate the correlation between findings from diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) and microvascular density (MVD) measurements in VX2 liver tumors after transarterial embolization ablation (TEA).
als and Methods
en New Zealand white rabbits were used in this study. VX2 tumor cells were implanted in livers by percutaneous puncture under computed tomography (CT) guidance. Two weeks later, all rabbits underwent conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (T1 and T2 imaging), DWI, (b = 100, 600, and 1000 s/mm2) and TEA. MRI was performed again1 week after TEA. Liver tissue was then harvested and processed for hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) staining and immunohistochemical staining for CD31to determine MVD.
ver tumors were successfully established in all 18 rabbits. Optimal contrast was achieved with a b value of 600 s/mm2.The maximum pre-operative apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC)difference value was 0.28 × 10− 3 ± 0.10 × 10− 3 mm2/s, and was significantly different (P < 0.001) from the maximum postoperative ADCdifference value of 0.47 × 10− 3 ± 0.10 × 10− 3 mm2/s. However, the mean ADC value for the entire tumor was not significantly correlated with MVD (r = 0.221, P = 0.379), nor was the ADC value for the regions of viable tumor (r = − 0.044, P = 0.862). However, the maximum postoperative ADCdifference value was positively correlated with MVD(r = 0.606, F = 12.247, P = 0.003).
effective to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of TEA. The maximum ADCdifference offers a promising new method to noninvasively assess tumor angiogenesis.
Rabbit VX2 liver tumor , Transarterial embolization ablation (TEA) , diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) , Microvessel density (MVD) , Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Journal title :
Magnetic Resonance Imaging