Vertebral body compression fracture: discriminating benign from malignant causes by diffusion-weighted MR imaging and apparent diffusion coefficient value.

@article{Wonglaksanapimon2012VertebralBC,
  title={Vertebral body compression fracture: discriminating benign from malignant causes by diffusion-weighted MR imaging and apparent diffusion coefficient value.},
  author={Suwimon Wonglaksanapimon and Orasa Chawalparit and Sutiporn Khumpunnip and Siri-on Tritrakarn and Pipat Chiewvit and Panida Charnchaowanish},
  journal={Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet},
  year={2012},
  volume={95 1},
  pages={81-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the diagnostic performance of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) value in discriminating benign from malignant vertebral compression fracture. MATERIAL AND METHOD 22 symptomatic patients with compression fracture of vertebra referred for conventional MRI spines during January 2009-March 2010 underwent additional diffusion weighted MR techniques. Evaluation of diffusion weighted MR imaging and quantified ADC value from reconstructed ADC map were performed. The accuracy… CONTINUE READING