Comparing diffusion-weighted imaging and positron emission tomography for pulmonary nodules measuring from 1 to 3 cm in size

@article{Nomori2015ComparingDI,
  title={Comparing diffusion-weighted imaging and positron emission tomography for pulmonary nodules measuring from 1 to 3 cm in size},
  author={Hiroaki Nomori and Yue Cong and Hiroshi Sugimura and Yoshiaki Kato},
  journal={Surgery Today},
  year={2015},
  volume={45},
  pages={1535-1541}
}
To examine whether diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWI) is as useful as fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) for discriminating between malignant and benign pulmonary nodules measuring less than 3 cm in size, as well as for predicting tumor aggressiveness. PET and DWI were carried out on 87 pulmonary nodules measuring from 1 to 3 cm in size (66 NSCLCs and 21 benign nodules). The signal intensity (SI) of DWI was measured by the contrast ratio (CR) between the… CONTINUE READING
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