Higher sensitivity and specificity for diffusion-weighted imaging of malignant lung lesions without apparent diffusion coefficient quantification.

@article{Uto2009HigherSA,
  title={Higher sensitivity and specificity for diffusion-weighted imaging of malignant lung lesions without apparent diffusion coefficient quantification.},
  author={Tomohiro Uto and Yasuo Takehara and Yutaro Nakamura and Tateaki Naito and Dai Hashimoto and Naoki Inui and Takafumi Suda and Hirotoshi Nakamura and Kingo Chida},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={252 1},
  pages={247-54}
}
PURPOSE To compare the performance of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) with that of signal intensity of the lesion-to-spinal cord ratio (LSR) in differentiating lung cancer from benign lesions on high-b value diffusion-weighted (DW) magnetic resonance (MR) images. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study received institutional review board approval; written informed consent was provided by all patients. Twenty-eight patients (six women, 22 men; mean age, 64.2 years) with pulmonary nodules seen at… CONTINUE READING

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