Diffusion tensor imaging of cysts, hemangiomas, and metastases of the liver

ERTÜRK Ş. M., Ichikawa T., Kaya E., Yapici O., Ozel A., Mahmutoglu A. S., ...More

ACTA RADIOLOGICA, vol.55, no.6, pp.654-660, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0284185113504916
  • Journal Name: ACTA RADIOLOGICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.654-660
  • Keywords: Abdomen, liver, MR diffusion/perfusion, cyst, hemangioma, metastasis, WEIGHTED MRI, HEPATIC-LESIONS, ONCOLOGY, IMAGES, TUMORS, CT
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


Background: Although diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging imaging (DW-MRI) is commonly used to characterize hepatic lesions, the literature is sparse about the use of MR diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) in this regard. By using DTI, one is able to obtain not only apparent diffusion coefficients (ADCs) but also fractional anisotropy (Fa) values.