Can diffusion-weighted imaging be used to differentiate benign from pathologic fractures? A meta-analysis

@article{Karchevsky2008CanDI,
  title={Can diffusion-weighted imaging be used to differentiate benign from pathologic fractures? A meta-analysis},
  author={Michael Karchevsky and James S. Babb and Mark E. Schweitzer},
  journal={Skeletal Radiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={37},
  pages={791-795}
}
Conventional MR sequences are sometimes nonspecific in differentiating benign from pathologic fractures. To address this difficulty, diffusion-weighted images were conjectured to aid in this discrimination with variable results. As each of these studies contained somewhat small numbers of patients, we performed a meta-analysis to determine if this sequence may be used for this important diagnostic problem. We reviewed and statistically analyzed the results of eight studies, performed between… CONTINUE READING

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