Can diffusion tensor metrics help in preoperative grading of diffusely infiltrating astrocytomas? A retrospective study of 36 cases

@article{Jolapara2010CanDT,
  title={Can diffusion tensor metrics help in preoperative grading of diffusely infiltrating astrocytomas? A retrospective study of 36 cases},
  author={Milan Babulal Jolapara and S. N. Patro and Chandrasekharan Kesavadas and Jitender Saini and Bejoy Thomas and Arun Kumar Gupta and Narendra K Bodhey and Vishnupuri Venkatraman Radhakrishnan},
  journal={Neuroradiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={53},
  pages={63-68}
}
Diffusion weighted imaging and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) give information about the amount and directionality of water diffusion occurring in a given tissue. Here we study the role of diffusion tensor metrics including fractional anisotropy (FA) and spherical anisotropy (CS) in preoperative grading of diffusely infiltrating astrocytomas. We performed DTI in 38 patients with pathologically proven diffusely infiltrating astrocytomas, who were classified into two groups, i.e., 15 patients… CONTINUE READING