Differentiating locally recurrent rectal cancer from scar tissue: Value of diffusion-weighted MRI.

@article{Grosu2016DifferentiatingLR,
  title={Differentiating locally recurrent rectal cancer from scar tissue: Value of diffusion-weighted MRI.},
  author={Sergio Grosu and A Schaefer and Tobias Baumann and Philipp Manegold and Mathias Langer and A. Gerstmair},
  journal={European journal of radiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={85 7},
  pages={1265-70}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine a cut-off apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) value distinguishing local recurrence from scar tissue in patients with rectal cancer treated with complete surgical tumour removal. METHODS 72 patients were retrospectively included. Patients underwent 1.5T MRI including multiplanar T2-weighted turbo-spin-echo sequences (TSE) and axial single-shot epi-diffusion-weighted sequences (EPSE). Two independent observers measured mean tumour and scar tissue ADCs by manually… CONTINUE READING