Mucinous Adenocarcinoma of the Prostate: MRI and MR Spectroscopy Features

Department of Radiology, University of California, San Francisco, 505 Parnassus Ave., M-372, Box 0628, San Francisco, CA 94143-0628, USA.
American Journal of Roentgenology (Impact Factor: 2.73). 10/2009; 193(3):W238-43. DOI: 10.2214/AJR.08.1495
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OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the MRI and MR spectroscopy features of mucinous adenocarcinoma of the prostate. CONCLUSION: MRI and MR spectroscopy do not appear to provide the ability to reliably detect the lakes of extracellular mucin seen in mucinous adenocarcinoma of the prostate.

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