[Diffusion-weighted MR imaging for postoperative nodal recurrence of esophageal squamous cell cancer in comparison with FDG-PET].

@article{Shuto2009DiffusionweightedMI,
  title={[Diffusion-weighted MR imaging for postoperative nodal recurrence of esophageal squamous cell cancer in comparison with FDG-PET].},
  author={Kiyohiko Shuto and Hiroshige Saito and Gaku Ohira and Toshiyuki Natsume and Tsuguaki Kono and Takayuki Tohma and Asami Sato and Takumi Ota and Yasunori Akutsu and Tomoyoshi Aoyagi and Hisahiro Matsubara},
  journal={Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy},
  year={2009},
  volume={36 12},
  pages={
          2468-70
        }
}
We evaluated the power of DWIBS in patients with postoperative lymph node recurrence of esophageal cancer and compared with FDG-PET findings. Forty-seven suspected lesions by MDCT were enrolled. No significant difference between DWIBS and PET was observed in sensitivity (95% vs 97%), PPV (83% vs 90%) and overall accuracy rate (81% vs 87%). The ADCs (x10(-3) mm2/s) of recurrent nodes, primary cancer and normal esophagus were 1.124, 1.058 and 2.079, respectively. ADCs of recurrent nodes were… CONTINUE READING