Prolonged bone marrow T1-relaxation in patients with polycythemia vera

Karl Erik Jensen, Torben Grube, Carsten Thomsen, Peter Grundtvig Sørensen, Per Christoffersen, Hans Karle, Ole Henriksen

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    In vitro as well as in vivo studies have shown prolonged T1 relaxation times in patients with acute leukemia. The mechanism behind this finding is not known. In order to evaluate if this was specific for leukemia we examined eight patients with polycythemia vera, representing a condition with a rather benign bone marrow neoplasia. In this group of patients we found prolonged T1 relaxation times but normal T2 relaxation times. This may indicate that the prolonged T1 relaxation time seen in leukemic bone marrow is not due to the malignant cell per se.

    Sider (fra-til)291-292
    Antal sider2
    TidsskriftMagnetic Resonance Imaging
    Udgave nummer3
    StatusUdgivet - 1 jan. 1988

    Fingeraftryk Udforsk hvilke forskningsemner 'Prolonged bone marrow T<sub>1</sub>-relaxation in patients with polycythemia vera' indeholder.