Feasibility study of using intravoxel incoherent motion mri to detect parotid gland abnormalities in early-stage Sjögren syndrome patients.

@article{Su2016FeasibilitySO,
  title={Feasibility study of using intravoxel incoherent motion mri to detect parotid gland abnormalities in early-stage Sj{\"o}gren syndrome patients.},
  author={Guo-Yi Su and Xiao-Quan Xu and Yanyan Wang and Hao Hu and Jie Shen and Xun-ning Hong and Haibin Shi and Fei-Yun Wu},
  journal={Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI},
  year={2016},
  volume={43 6},
  pages={1455-61}
}
PURPOSE To determine whether intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could detect parotid gland abnormalities in Sjögren's syndrome (SS) patients who were not identified by conventional MRI. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ten consecutive patients with clinically proven SS who were not identified by conventional MRI were assessed by IVIM MRI with a 3.0T MRI scanner. Quantitative parameters (tissue diffusivity, D; pseudodiffusion coefficient, D*; perfusion fraction, f… CONTINUE READING