Normal prostate and adjacent structures: MR imaging at 1.5 T.
Pelvic magnetic resonance images obtained at 1.5 T of 29 male patients with no known genitourinary tract disease were retrospectively reviewed. Normal anatomic features of the prostate and its adjacent structures were studied with spin echo techniques with short and long repetition times/echo times (TR/TE). Long TR/TE (T2-weighted) images routinely showed differentiation of peripheral and central prostatic zones, as well as a separate periprostatic venous plexus. Guidelines were developed to optimize imaging of the relationship of the prostate to adjacent structures.
Phillips, ME; Kressel, HY; Spritzer, CE; Arger, PH; Wein, AJ; Axel, L; Gefter, WB; Pollack, HM
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