European Radiology

, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp 615–617

Diagnosis of lung cancer in a patient with pneumoconiosis and progressive massive fibrosis using MRI

  • S. Matsumoto
  • H. Miyake
  • M. Oga
  • H. Takaki
  • H. Mori
Case report, Chest radiology

DOI: 10.1007/s003300050446

Cite this article as:
Matsumoto, S., Miyake, H., Oga, M. et al. Eur Radiol (1998) 8: 615. doi:10.1007/s003300050446

Abstract.

We report the MRI features and correlative pathologic findings of a lung cancer in a patient with progressive massive fibrosis (PMF). In this case, MRI was able to distinguish the lung cancer as a high signal intensity area, and the fibrotic mass as a low signal intensity area, on both T1-weighted and T2-weighted images when compared with muscle. MRI is potentially useful in distinguishing cancer tissue from PMF in patients with pneumoconiosis.

Key words: Lung cancer Progressive massive fibrosis Pneumoconiosis MRI 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Matsumoto
    • 1
  • H. Miyake
    • 1
  • M. Oga
    • 1
  • H. Takaki
    • 1
  • H. Mori
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Oita Medical University, Hasama-machi, Oita 879-55, JapanJP