In patients with metallic hip implants, distortions, and other artifacts relating to the echo-planar imaging acquisition may render prostate diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) nondiagnostic. Reduced field-of-view (rFOV) acquisition, using parallel transmission and focused excitation, is a novel DWI approach that reduces distortions and improves images quality. This article presents images from both standard and rFOV DWI acquisitions in 2 prostate cancer patients with hip implants, showing the effect of rFOV DWI for improving tumor localization. The findings have implications for the potential application of magnetic resonance imaging for guiding targeted biopsy and planning focal therapy in the growing population of patients with hip implants.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging