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

@article{Kono2001TheRO,
  title={The role of diffusion-weighted imaging in patients with brain tumors.},
  author={K. Kono and Y. Inoue and K. Nakayama and M. Shakudo and M. Morino and K. Ohata and K. Wakasa and R. Yamada},
  journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={22 6},
  pages={
          1081-8
        }
}
  • K. Kono, Y. Inoue, +5 authors R. Yamada
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine
  • AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology
  • 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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