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Aoki Jun; Sone, Shusuke; Fujioka, Fumio; Terayama, Kazuo; Ishii, Keiko; Karakida, Osamu; Imai, Shun; Sakai, Fumikazu; Imai, Yutaka
Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography: November 1991


MR studies of five chondrosarcomas and three enchondromas were performed with intravenous Gd-DTPA administration. All tumors showed enhancement of scalloped margins and curvilinear septa (ring-and-arc pattern) on Tl-weighted SE sequences with Gd-DTPA. On radiologic-pathologic correlation, the enhanced areas corresponded to fibrovascular bundles surrounding hyaline cartilage lobules. The rings and arcs of enhancement with Gd-DTPA on MR is a reflection of the lobulated growth pattern of cartilaginous tumors and therefore helpful in differential diagnosis of bone tumors.

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