Correlation of apparent diffusion coefficient value with prognostic parameters of lung cancer.

@article{Razek2011CorrelationOA,
  title={Correlation of apparent diffusion coefficient value with prognostic parameters of lung cancer.},
  author={Ahmed Abdel Khalek Abdel Razek and Amal Fathy and Taha Abdel Gawad},
  journal={Journal of computer assisted tomography},
  year={2011},
  volume={35 2},
  pages={248-52}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to correlate the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) value with prognostic parameters of lung cancer. METHODS Thirty-one patients diagnosed with lung cancer (22 men, 9 women; mean age, 57 years) underwent diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging of the chest using echo-planar imaging sequence with b factors of 0, 300, and 600 s/mm. Apparent diffusion coefficient values were calculated and correlated with tumor grade and size as well as associated… CONTINUE READING