Comparison of diffusion-weighted imaging findings in brain metastases of different origin.

@article{Meyer2015ComparisonOD,
  title={Comparison of diffusion-weighted imaging findings in brain metastases of different origin.},
  author={Hans Jonas Meyer and E Fiedler and Malte Erich Kornhuber and Rolf Peter Spielmann and Alexey Surov},
  journal={Clinical imaging},
  year={2015},
  volume={39 6},
  pages={965-9}
}
Our purpose was to estimate apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values from brain metastases (BMs). Our patient sample included 159 patients with 948 BMs. Magnetic resonance imaging was obtained with a 1.5-T device. For diffusion-weighted imaging, a multislice single-shot echo-planar imaging sequence was used (b values of 0, 500, and 1000 s/mm(2)). The mean ADC value of BMs was 0.98 ± 0.32 × 10(-3) mm(2) s(-1). A total of 72.8% of BM lesions showed ADC values under 0.90 × 10(-3) mm(2) s(-1… CONTINUE READING