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In the absence of disease, microvessels provide vessel wall nutrients to the tunica media, while the intima is fed by oxygen diffusion from the lumen. As disease evolves and the tunica intima thickens, oxygen diffusion is impaired, and microvessels become the major source for nutrients to the vessel wall. Microvessels serve as a port of entry for(More)
Our objective was to determine the diagnostic accuracy of a free-breathing diffusion-weighted single-shot echo-planar magnetic resonance imaging (FBDW-SSEPI) technique with parallel imaging and high diffusion factor value (b = 1000 s/mm2) in the detection of primary rectal adenocarcinomas. Thirty-one patients (14M and 17F; mean age 67 years) with(More)
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