The role of diffusion-weighted imaging in patients with brain tumors.

  title={The role of diffusion-weighted imaging in patients with brain tumors.},
  author={Ken Kono and Yuichi Inoue and Kenji Nakayama and Masahiro Shakudo and Mario Morino and Kenji Ohata and Kenichi Wakasa and Ryusaku Yamada},
  journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology},
  volume={22 6},
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Diffusion-weighted images (DWIs) have been used to study various diseases, particularly since echo-planar techniques shorten examination time. Our hypothesis was that DWIs and tumor apparent diffusion coefficients (ADCs) could provide additional useful information in the diagnosis of patients with brain tumors. METHODS Using a 1.5-T MR unit, we examined 56 patients with histologically verified or clinically diagnosed brain tumors (17 gliomas, 21 metastatic tumors, and… CONTINUE READING
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