Role of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging in differentiation between the viable and necrotic parts of head and neck tumors.

@article{Razek2008RoleOD,
  title={Role of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging in differentiation between the viable and necrotic parts of head and neck tumors.},
  author={Ahmed Abdel Khalek Abdel Razek and Abdel Salam Megahed and Adel Taha Denewer and Afrooz Motamed and Ali Tawfik and Nadia A. Nada},
  journal={Acta radiologica},
  year={2008},
  volume={49 3},
  pages={364-70}
}
BACKGROUND Differentiation between the viable and necrotic parts of a tumor is essential for accurate biopsy results and for treatment planning. PURPOSE To determine the role of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in differentiation between the viable and necrotic parts of head and neck tumors. MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty patients with malignant head and neck tumors underwent postcontrast MR imaging. Diffusion MR imaging was done on a 1.5T unit using multislice single-shot… CONTINUE READING