Measurement of blood perfusion in spinal metastases with dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging: Evaluation of tumor response to radiation therapy
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Changes in perfusion, particularly Vp, reflect tumor responses to radiotherapy in spinal bone metastases. These changes were able to predict positive outcomes earlier than 6 months after treatment in 16 of 17 tumors. The ability of DCE-MRI to detect early treatment response has the potential to improve patient care and outcome.