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Fig. 3 | BMC Medical Imaging

Fig. 3

From: Accuracy of whole-body diffusion-weighted MRI (WB-DWI/MRI) in diagnosis, staging and follow-up of gastric cancer, in comparison to CT: a pilot study

Fig. 3

A patient with an age-range between 70 and 80 years old was diagnosed with primary gastric cancer. CT scan in the axial plane (a) with coronal reconstruction (b) did not show distant metastases. However, a slightly thickened anterior pararenal fascia on the left side (a, arrow) was noticed. WB-DWI/MRI was performed for further investigation with coronal (c) and axial b1000 (d) as well as contrast-enhanced T1-weighted images (e), and revealed –apart from the primary tumor (circled)– mesenteric tumor spread along the mesenteric root (ce, arrows), as well as peritoneal tumor spread on the left anterior pararenal fascia (c, e, arrowheads)

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