Investigation of the non-Gaussian water diffusion properties in bladder cancer using diffusion kurtosis imaging: a preliminary study.

@article{Suo2015InvestigationOT,
  title={Investigation of the non-Gaussian water diffusion properties in bladder cancer using diffusion kurtosis imaging: a preliminary study.},
  author={Shiteng Suo and Xiaoxi Chen and Xiang Ji and Zhi-guo Zhuang and Lianming Wu and Qiuying Yao and Yu Fan and Jianrong Xu},
  journal={Journal of computer assisted tomography},
  year={2015},
  volume={39 2},
  pages={281-5}
}
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to investigate the non-Gaussian water diffusion properties in bladder cancer and assess the efficacy of diffusion kurtosis imaging for estimating the histological grade of bladder cancer. METHODS Twenty-one patients with bladder cancer (high-grade, 12; low-grade, 9) and 17 negative controls who underwent preoperative 3.0-T magnetic resonance imaging including multi-b value diffusion-weighted imaging (b values, 0, 500, 800, 1200, 1500, and 2000 s/mm… CONTINUE READING