Diffusion-weighted imaging of prostate cancer.

  title={Diffusion-weighted imaging of prostate cancer.},
  author={Ryota Shimofusa and Hajime Fujimoto and Hajime Akamata and Ken Motoori and Seiji Yamamoto and Takuya Ueda and Hisao Ito},
  journal={Journal of computer assisted tomography},
  volume={29 2},
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess whether T2-weighted (T2W) imaging with diffusion-weighted (DW) imaging could improve prostate cancer detection as compared with T2W imaging alone. METHODS The subjects consisted of 37 patients with prostate cancer and 23 without cancer undergoing magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. Using a 1.5-T superconducting magnet, all patients underwent T2W and DW imaging with parallel imaging. Images were independently reviewed by 3 readers to determine the… CONTINUE READING