High-resolution MR Imaging of the orbits and facial skull on a moderately cooperative patient with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the skin.
SCC, the second most common form of skin cancer, is an uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells arising from the squamous cells in the epidermis, the skin’s outermost layer. SCCs may occur on all areas of the body, including the mucous membranes and genitals, but are most common in areas frequently exposed to the sun, such as the rim of the ear, lower lip, face, balding scalp, neck, hands, arms, and legs.
The imaging protocol consisted of T1- and T2-weighted sequences, pre- and post-contrast fat-suppressed T1-w acquisitions, STIR sequences for robust fat saturation and DWI PROPELLER.
DWI PROPELLER is a diffusion-weighted FSE-based sequence, which makes feasible the DW imaging of heterogeneous areas, such as orbits and facial skull, without distortions and signal dropouts.