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Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) is feasible in the chest with currently available MR imaging scanners, although it is technically demanding. Although there is scarce clinical experience, the use of DWI has shown promising results in the characterization of pulmonary nodules, in lung cancer characterization and staging, and in the evaluation of mediastinal(More)
A new method is proposed to evaluate the dynamics of QT interval adaptation in response to heart rate (HR) changes. The method considers weighted averages of RR intervals (RR) preceding each cardiac beat to express RR interval history accounting for the influence on repolarization duration. A global optimization algorithm is used to determine the weight(More)
Modern MR imaging protocols can yield both anatomic and functional information for the assessment of hepatobiliary and pancreatic malignancies. Diffusion-weighted imaging is fully integrated into state-of-the-art protocols for tumor detection, characterization, and therapy monitoring. Hepatobiliary contrast agents have gained ground in the evaluation of(More)
Functional MR imaging is the technique of choice to evaluate and manage malignant musculoskeletal masses. Advanced MR imaging sequences include chemical shift MR imaging, diffusion-weighted imaging with apparent diffusion coefficient mapping, MR spectroscopy imaging, and dynamic contrast-enhanced perfusion imaging. Functional MR imaging adds value to(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the magnetic resonance (MR) features of intramuscular myxoma (IM) compared with its pathological findings. DESIGN Two radiologists retrospectively reviewed records and imaging studies of patients with histologically proven IM. Two radiologists also analyzed by consensus all the MR studies (pre- and post-contrast T1-weighted and(More)
Primary cardiac neoplasms are rare, and are more commonly benign than malignant. However, metastases are by far the most common cardiac neoplasms. MRI allows evaluation of myocardial infiltration, pericardial involvement and/or extracardiac extension. MRI overcomes the usual limitations of echocardiography and assesses more accurately changes in cardiac(More)
Angiogenesis is a key cancer hallmark involved in tumor growth and metastasis development. Angiogenesis and tumor microenvironment significantly influence the response of tumors to therapies. Imaging techniques have changed our understanding of the process of angiogenesis, the resulting vascular performance, and the tumor microenvironment. This article(More)
With recent advances in MR imaging, its application in the thorax has been feasible. The performance of both morphologic and functional techniques in the evaluation of thoracic malignances has improved not only differentiation from benign etiologies but also treatment monitoring based on a multiparametric approach. Several MR imaging-derived parameters have(More)
Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) is a noninvasive functional technique to evaluate the biochemical behavior of human tissues. This property has been widely used in assessment and therapy monitoring of brain tumors. MRS studies can be implemented outside the brain, with successful and promising results in the evaluation of prostate and breast cancer,(More)
Angiogenesis is a key cancer hallmark involved in tumor growth and metastasis development. Tumor angiogenesis is the process whereby new blood vessels are formed to supply nutrients and oxygen to support the growth of tumors. This article reviews the biological basis behind imaging features and the different imaging modalities used to assess the status of(More)