Diffusion-weighted imaging in oral squamous cell carcinoma using 3 Tesla MRI: is there a chance for preoperative discrimination between benign and malignant lymph nodes in daily clinical routine?

@article{Wendl2016DiffusionweightedII,
  title={Diffusion-weighted imaging in oral squamous cell carcinoma using 3 Tesla MRI: is there a chance for preoperative discrimination between benign and malignant lymph nodes in daily clinical routine?},
  author={Christina M Wendl and Steffen Mueller and Johannes Eiglsperger and Claudia Fellner and Ernst Michael Jung and J K Meier},
  journal={Acta radiologica},
  year={2016},
  volume={57 8},
  pages={
          939-46
        }
}
BACKGROUND Preoperative staging of cervical lymph nodes is important to determine the extent of neck dissection in patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). PURPOSE To evaluate whether a preoperative discrimination of benign and malignant cervical lymph nodes with diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) (3T) is feasible for clinical application. MATERIAL AND METHODS Forty-five patients with histological proven OSCC underwent preoperative 3T-MRI. DWI (b = 0, 500, and 1000 s/mm(2)) was… CONTINUE READING