Diffusion-weighted MRI for detecting and monitoring cancer: a review of current applications in body imaging


Turkbey B., Aras O., KARABULUT N., Turgut A. T., AKPINAR E., Alibek S., ...More

DIAGNOSTIC AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY, vol.18, no.1, pp.46-59, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.4261/1305-3825.dir.4708-11.2
  • Journal Name: DIAGNOSTIC AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.46-59
  • Keywords: cancer, diffusion weighted magnetic resonance imaging, body applications, UTERINE CERVICAL-CANCER, POSITRON-EMISSION-TOMOGRAPHY, URINARY-BLADDER CARCINOMA, MALIGNANT HEPATIC-LESIONS, ADVANCED BREAST-CANCER, CONTRAST-ENHANCED MRI, CELL LUNG-CANCER, PROSTATE-CANCER, LYMPH-NODES, NEOADJUVANT CHEMOTHERAPY
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), Which involves the acquisition of a magnetic resonance signal related to the Brownian motion of water protons in tissue, has become a useful technique for assessing tumors. In this article, we review the basic concepts, imaging strategies, and body applications of diffusion-weighted MRI in detecting and monitoring cancer.