Evaluation of hepatic lesions and hepatic parenchyma using diffusion-weighted echo-planar MR with three values of gradient b-factor.

@article{Moteki2006EvaluationOH,
  title={Evaluation of hepatic lesions and hepatic parenchyma using diffusion-weighted echo-planar MR with three values of gradient b-factor.},
  author={Takao Moteki and H. Horikoshi},
  journal={Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI},
  year={2006},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={637-45}
}
PURPOSE To determine whether diffusion-weighted echo-planar (EP) MR images with very small, small, and large gradient b-factors are useful in evaluating hepatic lesions and hepatic parenchyma. MATERIALS AND METHODS Approximate values of the apparent diffusion coefficients for diffusion (D) and for flowing spins (D*) for 96 hepatic lesions (26 hepatocellular carcinomas [HCCs], 28 metastases, 26 hemangiomas, and 16 cysts) and the non-lesion-bearing regions of parenchyma in 78 livers (50… CONTINUE READING

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