Diffusion kurtosis imaging and diffusion-weighted imaging in assessment of liver fibrosis stage and necroinflammatory activity

@article{Sheng2016DiffusionKI,
  title={Diffusion kurtosis imaging and diffusion-weighted imaging in assessment of liver fibrosis stage and necroinflammatory activity},
  author={Ruo Fan Sheng and He Wang and Li Yang and Kai Pu Jin and Yan Hong Xie and Cai Zhong Chen and Mengsu Zeng},
  journal={Abdominal Radiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={42},
  pages={1176-1182}
}
To investigate and compare the diagnostic value of diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI) with diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) in assessing and quantifying hepatic fibrosis. Thirty rats were divided into the control group (n = 6) and the fibrosis experimental groups (n = 6 per group) with CCl4 administration for 2, 4, 6, and 8 weeks. Liver fibrosis stage (S) and necroinflammatory activity grade (G) were histopathologically determined. DKI and DWI were performed; mean apparent diffusion (MD), mean… CONTINUE READING