Can malignant and benign pulmonary nodules be differentiated with diffusion-weighted MRI?

OBJECTIVE The objective of our study was to evaluate whether diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) with a high b factor can be used to differentiate malignancies from benign pulmonary nodules. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study included 54 pulmonary nodules (>or= 5 mm in diameter) in 51 consecutive patients (37 men, 14 women; mean age, 65.7 years; age range, 31… CONTINUE READING