Pelvic hemangiopericytoma: the role of diffusion weighted imaging in targeting the biopsy site and in monitoring the tumour response to radiotherapy

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BACKGROUND Despite advances in imaging, the accurate characterization of soft tissue tumours remains a challenging task. Furthermore, the interpretation of post treatment changes and evaluation of tumour response to therapy is another complicating issue regarding soft tissue tumour imaging. CASE REPORT Herein, a patient with a pelvic hemangiopericytoma, by whom different diagnostic imaging methods were used, is presented. CONCLUSIONS Diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) might provid useful information in guiding biopsy and enabled monitoring of the radiation therapy results.

DOI: 10.2478/v10019-010-0045-5

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@inproceedings{Perdikakis2011PelvicHT, title={Pelvic hemangiopericytoma: the role of diffusion weighted imaging in targeting the biopsy site and in monitoring the tumour response to radiotherapy}, author={Evangelos Perdikakis and Eelco de Bree and Elpida S Giannikaki and Evangelia G. Chryssou and Christine Valatsou and Apostolos Karantanas}, booktitle={Radiology and oncology}, year={2011} }