SSH-EPI diffusion-weighted MR imaging of the spine with low b values: is it useful in differentiating malignant metastatic tumor infiltration from benign fracture edema?

@article{Oztekin2009SSHEPIDM,
  title={SSH-EPI diffusion-weighted MR imaging of the spine with low b values: is it useful in differentiating malignant metastatic tumor infiltration from benign fracture edema?},
  author={Ozgur Oztekin and Ebru Ozan and Zehra Hilal Adibelli and G{\"o}khan Unal and Yusuf Abali},
  journal={Skeletal Radiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={38},
  pages={651-658}
}
Conventional MR sequences are sometimes not helpful in differentiating benign from pathologic fractures. Our aim was to evaluate the usefulness of single-shot echo-planar imaging sequences (diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI)/SSH-EPI) with low b value in differentiating malignant metastatic tumor infiltration of vertebral bone marrow from benign vertebral… CONTINUE READING