Magnetic Resonance Imaging Follow-up in Patients with Acute Leukemia During Induction Chemotherapy

  • C. Kusnierz-Glaz
  • M. Reiser
  • B. Hagemeister
  • T. Büchner
  • W. Hiddemann
  • J. van de Loo
Conference paper
Part of the Haematology and Blood Transfusion / Hämatologie und Bluttransfusion book series (HAEMATOLOGY, volume 33)

Abstract

With increasing age red bone marrow (BM) is substituted by yellow marrow in a centripetal direction. Moreover, a higher proportion of fatty tissue is observed within hematopoietic BM. In acute leukemia normal bone marrow elements are displaced by blasts. In this study the potential of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for visualization of leukemic BM infiltration and for control of chemotherapy in acute adult leukemia was investigated. MRI results were correlated with cytology of bone marrow aspiration and compared with healthy volunteers of various age groups.

Keywords

Lymphoma Leukemia Anemia Oncol Prednisone 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Kusnierz-Glaz
    • 1
  • M. Reiser
    • 2
  • B. Hagemeister
    • 2
  • T. Büchner
    • 1
  • W. Hiddemann
    • 1
  • J. van de Loo
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. Internal MedicineUniversity of MünsterGermany
  2. 2.RadiologyUniversity of MünsterGermany

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