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Table 4 Number of regions involved and lesions detected by WB-MRI, distributed per patient pathology

From: Whole body diffusion-weighted MRI in detection of metastasis and lymphoma: a prospective longitudinal clinical study

  Breast (no = 8) Prostate (no = 5) Liver (no = 4) Colon (no = 3) Thyroid (no = 2) Lungs (no = 2) Ovaries (no = 2) Testes (no = 1) HL (no = 11) NHL (no = 8) Total (no = 46)
R L R L R L R L R L R L R L R L R L R L R L
LNs (16 regions) 2 × cervical 6 13 5 7 2 4 0 0 1 3 1 4 0 0 0 0 14 20 10 12 39 63
Mediastinal 3 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 2 6 0 0 0 0 6 10 2 6 15 34
2 × supra-clavicular 5 11 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 4 8 2 6 15 35
2 × axillary 12 24 5 5 3 5 4 6 1 3 1 3 1 2 0 0 10 15 8 20 45 83
Para-aortic 1 3 3 5 1 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 8 1 4 6 13 2 8 17 46
Porta-hepatis 0 0 0 0 3 6 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 1 2 9 17
Mesenteric 0 0 0 0 2 5 3 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 8 2 8 11 30
2 × iliac 2 4 4 5 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 1 2 9 11 4 8 24 40
2 × femoral 1 2 2 2 2 5 0 0 1 2 1 2 1 4 1 2 8 14 4 10 21 43
2 × inguinal 9 18 6 9 5 7 0 0 1 4 1 2 2 8 1 3 6 12 6 11 37 74
Total LNs 39 81 27 38 20 38 11 23 7 20 7 20 8 28 4 11 69 115 41 91 233 465
Skeletal system (63 regions) Skull 4 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 3 2 4 12 20
2 × clavicle 10 11 5 5 4 4 0 0 2 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 4 8 8 10 34 42
Sternum 5 5 2 2 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 4 6 17 20
2 × humerus 12 18 6 8 4 6 2 4 1 3 0 0 1 3 1 2 6 8 6 12 39 64
24 × ribs 70 72 56 57 18 19 10 10 10 10 12 12 0 0 0 0 96 101 86 86 358 367
7 × cervical vertebrae 10 10 13 13 6 6 0 0 4 4 4 4 4 4 2 2 30 30 20 20 93 93
12 × dorsal vertebrae 17 17 18 18 14 14 8 8 6 6 8 8 0 0 5 5 78 78 41 41 195 195
5 × lumbar vertebrae 8 8 7 7 5 5 2 2 2 2 0 0 2 2 3 3 39 39 18 18 86 86
Sacrum 4 4 3 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 6 4 4 19 21
2 × iliac bones 11 24 8 12 4 6 2 4 1 2 2 4 1 2 2 4 10 22 8 16 49 96
2 × pubic bones 3 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 3 6 2 4 13 19
2 × femurs 12 22 8 11 5 7 2 3 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 2 8 16 8 10 46 75
2 × tibias 5 9 6 8 2 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 4 6 4 8 23 39
Total skeletal metastases 171 208 137 150 66 75 26 31 30 36 30 37 12 16 15 19 286 326 211 239 984 1137
Organs Brain 2 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 6 2 2 9 13
Lung 3 14 3 7 1 3 2 7 1 3 2 8 0 0 0 0 2 4 3 8 17 54
Liver 4 12 1 3 3 11 3 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 3 8 16 52
Others 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 6 8 12 12 18
Total organ metastasis 9 29 5 12 4 14 5 20 1 3 2 8 0 0 0 0 12 21 16 30 54 137
Total   219 318 169 200 90 127 42 74 38 59 39 65 20 44 19 30 367 462 268 360 1271 1739
  1. Abbreviations: LN lymph node, R total number of involved metastatic regions from a specific primary tumor, L total number of lesions detected in a specific region from a specific primary tumor, HL Hodgkin’s lymphoma, NHL non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma