Diagnostic performance of conventional diffusion weighted imaging and diffusion tensor imaging for the liver fibrosis and inflammation.

@article{Tosun2013DiagnosticPO,
  title={Diagnostic performance of conventional diffusion weighted imaging and diffusion tensor imaging for the liver fibrosis and inflammation.},
  author={Mesude Tosun and Nagihan Inan and H. Tahsin Sarisoy and Gur Akansel and Sevtap Gumustas and Yeşim Saliha G{\"u}rb{\"u}z and Ali Demirci},
  journal={European journal of radiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={82 2},
  pages={203-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of liver apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) measured with conventional diffusion-weighted imaging (CDI) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) for the diagnosis of liver fibrosis and inflammation. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-seven patients with histologic diagnosis of chronic viral hepatitis and 34 healthy volunteers were included in this prospective study. All patients and healthy volunteers were examined by 3T MRI. CDI and DTI were performed… CONTINUE READING