Body diffusion-weighted MR imaging using high b-value for malignant tumor screening: usefulness and necessity of referring to T2-weighted images and creating fusion images.

@article{Tsushima2007BodyDM,
  title={Body diffusion-weighted MR imaging using high b-value for malignant tumor screening: usefulness and necessity of referring to T2-weighted images and creating fusion images.},
  author={Yoshito Tsushima and Akie Takano and Ayako Taketomi-Takahashi and Keigo Endo},
  journal={Academic radiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={14 6},
  pages={643-50}
}
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES To evaluate the potential usefulness of high b-value body diffusion-weighted images (DWIs) as a screening tool in the depiction of abdominal malignant tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS We selected 110 abdominal magnetic resonance examinations (1.5 T; 60 men; age range, 25-90 years) with and without malignant tumors (n = 37 and n = 73, respectively). Axial DWIs were obtained by single-shot spin-echo (SE) type echo planar imaging (EPI) sequence with inversion pulse… CONTINUE READING

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